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ANNUAL REPORT 

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For the Fiscal Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1955 



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ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1955 



INDEX 



PAGE 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 117 
Aid to Dependent Children 98 

Animal Inspector 87 

Appropriations for 1955 70 

Assessors 79, 151 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 118 

Municipal Properties and Public 
Improvements 153 

Balance Sheet 132 

Board of Appeals 165 

Board of Health 89, 205 

Board of Public Welfare 96, 154 

Aid to Dependent Children 98 

Infirmary 100, 195 

Old Age Assistance 99 

Veterans' Services 100, 158 



Board of Public Works 



228 



Accounts Receivable 120 

Administrative and Office 111 

Assessments and Receipts 119 

Highways 93 

Sewers 9 1 

Sidewalks 94 

Snow Removal and Sanding 96 

Superintendent & Town 

Engineer's Report 229 

Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 93 

Water Maint. and Construction 112 

Water & Sewerage, Special 184 

Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 

Building Inspector 87, 208 



Cemetery Funds 
Civilian Defense 



108, 



124 
211 



Damages to Persons and Property 108 
Departmental Accounts Receivable 120 
Director of Accounts 65 

Dog Officer 87, 204 

Dutch Elm Disease 89 

Election and Registration 80 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 90 
Expenditures for 1955 77 



Finance Committee 
Fire Department 

Forest Fires 



General Government 



Election and Registration 
Municipal Buildings 
Town Officers 



Highways 
Housing Authority 
Hurricane 

Insurance 
Interest 



PAGE 

80 
85, 197 

86 



80 
82 

4 

93 
162 
106 

108 
115 



Jury List 212 

Maturing Debt 115 

Memorial Hall Library 105, 130, 218 

Library Statistics 226 

Report of Librarian 218 

Trustees 218 

Milk Inspector 206 

Moderator 80 

Moth Suppression 88 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 1 18 

Municipal Buildings 82 

Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 153 

Old Age Assistance 99 

Overlay 122 

Parking Meters 78, 84 

Parks and Playgrounds 111 

Patriotic Holidays 107, 160 

Planning Board 8 1 , 

Police Department 83, 
Public Dump 
Punchard Athletic Association 



Receipts for 1955 
Recreation Committee 
Reserve Fund 
Retirement Report 



112, 



173 

201 

91 

105 

70 
180 
116 
144 






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♦School Department 




101 


Reserve Fund 


116 




School Lunch 




104 


Surplus Revenue 
Town Debt 


123 
147 




Sealer, Weights and Measures 88. 


210 


♦Trustees of Punchard 












Free School 


126 




Selectmen 




77 


Water Accounts Receivable 


121 




Sewers 




91 


Town Clerk 64. ! 




Assessments 




119 


Town Counsel 


81 




Snow Removal and Sanding 




96 


Town Debt 


147 




Spring Grove Cemetery 


115, 


156 


Town Government Study 
Committee 


186 




Street Lighting 




96 


Town Infirmary 100 


195 




Tax Collector 


78, 


148 


Town Meetings 






Summary of Tax Collector's < 


Sash 


Proceedings 


16 




Account 




150 


Warrants 1 1 , 


239 




Town Accountant 


6£ 


1, 77 


Town Officers 


4 




Town Accounts 


6S 


\ 11 


Town Reports 


109 




Accounting Taxes and 






Town Scales 


109 




Assessments 




117 


Treasurer 78, 


146 




Appropriation for 1955 




70 


Tree Division 


88 




Balance Sheet 




132 


Trust Funds 

♦Trustees Punchard Free School 


125 
126 




Board of Public Works Accounts 


Veterans' Quarters 


109 




Receivable 




121 


Veterans' Services 100, 


158 




Departmental Accounts 






Vital Statistics 


64 




Receivable 




120 


Water & Sewerage, Special 


84 




Director of Accounts 




65 


Water Accounts Receivable 


121 




Expenditures for 1955 




77 


Water Maint and Construction 


112 




Maturing Debt 
Overlay 




115 
122 


Wire Inspector 87, 


209 


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Receipts for 1955 




70 


♦Also see School Report 




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00700 



Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Moderator 
Roland H. Sherman 

Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 
J. Everett Collins, Chairman Term expires 1956 

Stafford A. Lindsay, Secretary Term expires 1957 

Sidney P. White Term expires 1958 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 
Arthur W. Cole, Agent, Bureau, Old Age Assistance, 

Welfare Board 
Francis P. Markey, Veterans' Services Agent 

Board of Assessors 
J. Everett Collins, Chairman Term expires 1956 

Stafford A. Lindsay, Secretary Term expires 1957 

Sidney P. White Term expires 1958 

Archibald D. Maclaren, Jr., Engineer 

Town Clerk 
George H. Winslow Term, Tenure 

Collector of Taxes 
James P. Christie Term expires 1958 

Treasurer 
Thaxter Eaton Term expires 1956 

Town Accountant Town Counsel 

George C. Napier Vincent F. Stulgis 

Board of Retirement 
George C. Napier, Chairman Term expires 1958 

Edmond E. Hammond Term expires 1958 

David L. Nicoll, Secretary Term expires 1956 



Board of Public Works 



Sidney P. White, Chairman 

P. Leroy Wilson 

Francis P. Reilly 

Alexander H. Henderson, Secretary 

Allen M. Flye 

Edward R. Lawson, Superintendent 

Warren 0. Petersen, Engineer* 

Ralph E. Preble, Jr., Engineer 

Donald C. Bassett, Asst. Engineer 



Term expires 1956 

Term expires 1957 

Term expires 1957 

Term expires 1958 

Term expires 1958 



School Committee 
Anna M. Greeley, Chairman 
William A. Doherty, Secretary 
Dorothy T. Partridge 
Roy A. Russell 
Albert Cole, Jr. 
Edward I. Erickson, Superintendent 



Term expires 1956 

Term expires 1958 

Term expires 1956 

Term expires 1957 

Term expires 1958 



High School Building Committee 

Gordon L. Colquhoun, Chairman 

Edward I. Erickson, Secretary Stephen H. Brennan, Jr. 
Fred W. Doyle Fred I. Kent II 

Stanley F. Swanton Melvin L. Weiner 



Attendance Officer 
John Campbell 



School Physician 
Philip W. Blake, M.D. 



Athletic Medical Director 
John J. McArdle, Jr., M.D. 



School Nurses 
Ruth E. Westcott, R.N. 
Gertrude A. Stewart, R.N. 



Director, Continuation School 
Carl M. Gahan 



'Resigned 



Board of Health 
William V. Emmons, Chairman Term expires 1956 

Charles 0. McCullom, Secretary Term expires 1957 

Philip W. Blake, M.D. Term expires 1958 

Lotta M. Johnson, R.N. Nurse and Agent 
Robert A. Walsh, Milk Inspector 
Alexander Thomson, Inspector of Plumbing 
Ray S. Youmans, Inspector of Slaughtering 

Inspector of Buildings 
Ralph W. Coleman 

Assistant Inspector of Buildings 
Warren 0. Petersen* John J. Lynch 

John J. Driscoll Archibald Maclaren 



Planning Board and Board 
Kirk R. Batcheller, Chairman* 
Eugene A. Bernardin, Jr., Chairman 
Virginia H. Hammond, Secretary 
Lee E. Noyes 
Robert F. MacMackin 
Donald G. Thompson 



of Survey 
Term expires 1960 
Term expires 1959 
Term expires 1956 
Term expires 1958 
Term expires 1957 
Term expires 1956 



Inspector of Wires 
Wililam J. Young 



Assistant Inspector of Wires 
Alex. Ritchie, Jr. 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Joseph Serio 

Wilson Crawford, Deputy 

Matron of the Town Infirmary 
Jean E. Weeks 

Inspector of Animals 
Hartwell B. Abbot 



: Resigned 



Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 



Arthur W. Reynolds, Chairman 
William N. Perry, Secretary 
Leo F. Daley, Treasurer 
Alan R. Blackmer 
Caroline P. Leavitt * 
Edward I. Erickson 
Joseph Serio 
Elinore L. Washburn 



Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 



expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 



1957 
1961 
1959 
1960 
1956 
1958 
1962 
1956 



Trustees of Punchard Free School 
Rev. Frederick B. Noss, President 
Rev. John S. Moses 
Rev. Hugh B. Penney 

Edmond E. Hammond, Clerk and Treas. Term expires 1958 
Fred W. Doyle Term expires 1958 

Roy E. Hardy ** Term expires 1958 

Harry Sellars Term expires 1958 

C. Carleton Kimball Term expires 1958 



Trustees of Cornell Fund 

Edward P. Hall Term expires 1956 

Arthur W. Cole Term expires 1957 

Frederick E. Cheever, Treasurer Term expires 1958 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 



Frederick E. Cheever, Chairman 
Albert E. Curtis, Secretary 
William D. Mclntyre 
Malcolm E. Lunclgren 
Irving J. Whitcomb 



Term expires 1958 

Term expires 1957 

Term expires 1958 

Term expires 1956 

Term expires 1957 



Board of Registars 
Ralph A. Bailey, Chairman Term expires 1957 

Walter F. McDonald Term expires 1956 

Joseph A. Horan Term expires 1958 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 



* * 



Deceased 



Finance Committee 
Charles D. McDuffie, Chairman William Mackintosh 

Harold A. Rutter, Jr., Secretary Victor J. Mill, Jr. 

Richard M. Zecchini Charles G. Hatch 

Robert A. Watters 

Committee to Study Present 

Administration of Town Goverment 

Wallace E. Brimer Roy E. Hardy ** 

Daniel E. Hogan Howell M. Stillman, Chairman 

Thomas V. Sullivan, Secretary C. Carlton Kimball 

Recreation Committee 
George A. Stanley, Chairman L. Gleynn Yeaton 

Francis P. Markey, Secretary Bart Smalley 

Walter Pearson 

Board of Appeals 
James S. Eastham, Chairman Term expires 1958 

Roy A. Hardy ** Term expires 1956 

Hugh Bullock, Secretary Term expires 1956 

Edward P. Hall Term expires 1957 

Walter C. Tomlinson, Associate Member 
Leon A. Field, Associate Member 
Richard K. Gordon, Associate Member 

Andover Housing Authority 
Franklyn K. Haggerty, Chairman Term expires 1956 

Garrett J. Burke, State Member — Vice-Chairman 

Term expires 1956 
Thomas R. Wallace, Treasurer Term expires 1959 

George A. Noury, Asst. Treasurer Term expires 1958 

Roy A. Russell, Asst. Secretary Terms expires 1960 

Ernest N. Hall, Exec. Director and Secretary 

** Deceased 

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Fire Department 

Charles E. Buchan, Chief ** 

Charles E. Buchan, Forest Warden ** 

Henry L. Hilton, Chief 

Henry L. Hilton, Forest Warden 

Police Department 

David L. Nicoll, Chief 

William R. Hickey, Dog Officer 

Constables 

George N. Sparks Term expires 1956 

George B. Brown Term expires 1956 

Roy A. Russell Term expires 1956 

Civil Defense Director 

David L. Nicoll * 

Harold W. Wennik 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 

Population 1955 Census — 14535 

Registered Voters 1955 — 7777 



POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS INCLUDING ANDOVER 

Senators 
John F. Kennedy, Boston Leverett Saltonstall, Dover 

Fifth Congressional District 
Edith Nourse Rogers, 444 Andover St., Lowell 

Fifth Councillor District 

* Arthur A. Thomson, 49 Greene St., North Andover 

Augustus P. Means, County Road, Essex 

* Resigned 
** Deceased 



Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
John Adams, 15 Stratford Road, Andover 

Fifth Essex Representative District 

Frank S. Giles, 19 Smith Avenue, Methuen 

William Longworth, 27 Stevens Street, Methuen 

Thomas J. Slack, 31 High Street, Methuen 

Essex County Commissioners 

Arthur A. Thompson, Methuen 

C. F. Nelson Pratt, Saugus 

** J. Fred Manning, Lynn 

Theresa M. Manning, Lynn 

Selective Service Board 

Samuel Rockwell, Chairman, North Andover 
Martin J. Lawlor, Jr., North Andover 
Thomas E. Cargill, Sr., Boxford 

Joseph A. Horan, Secretary, Chandler Road, Andover 
Thomas W. Fallon, 58 Maple Avenue, Andover 
Walter E. Mondale, Govt. Appeal Agent, 49 Summer Street, 

Andover 

** Deceased 



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Annual Town Meeting 

MARCH 7, 1955 

Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, Febru- 
ry 2, 1955, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, quali- 
fied to vote in Elections and Town Affairs, met and assem- 
bled at the designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, 
Three, Four, Five, and Six, viz: The Central Fire Station 
in Precinct One; the Square and Compass Hall in Precinct 
Two ; the Sacred Heart School, Balmoral Street, Shawsheen 
Village, in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange Hall in 
Precinct Four,- the Fire Station, Ballardvale, in Precinct 
Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips Street in Precinct 
Six, in said Andover, on 

Monday, The Seventh Day of March, 1955 

at 7 :00 o'clock A. M. to act upon the following articles: 

Essex, ss Andover, March 7, 1955 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one 
of the constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the 
inhabitants of said town to meet at the time and places and 
for the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a true 
and attested copy of the same, on the Town House, on each 
Schoolhouse, and in no less than five other public places 
where bills and notices are usually posted and by publication 
in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants have been posted 
and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Article 1. Election of Officers 

Took up Article 1 and proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 
The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 
0000. The polls were opened at seven o'clock A. M. and 
closed at seven o'clock P. M. The total number of ballots 
cast was 4981 — viz: Precinct 1 — 1218, Precinct 2 — 869 
Precinct 3 — 881, Precinct 4 — 727, Precinct 5 — 455, Pre- 
cinct 6—831. 

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Moderator — for One Year- 
Precincts 
1 2 3 4 5 6 

1004 668 735 624 382 726 Roland H. Sherman 4139 

214 201 146 103 73 105 Blanks 842 

Collector of Taxes — for Three Years 

1056 708 746 631 383 752 James P. Christie 4276 

162 161 135 96 72 79 Blanks 705 

Selectmen — for Three Years 

592 312 425 457 229 516 Sidney P. White 2531 
613 542 444 261 224 310 William L. McDonald 2394 

13 15 12 9 2 5 Blanks 56 

Assessor — for Three Years 

582 313 410 442 226 507 Sidney P. White 2480 
615 545 454 276 221 317 William L. McDonald 2428 

21 11 17 9 8 7 Blanks 73 

Board of Public Works — Two for Three Years 

875 541 551 509 333 615 Alex H. Henderson 3424 

671 338 463 511 251 522 Allen M. Flye 2756 

416 413 382 199 167 248 Raymond LaRosa 1825 

474 446 366 235 159 277 Blanks 1957 

School Committee — Tivo for Three Years 

700 575 543 425 286 480 William A Doherty 3009 

673 353 477 425 199 556 C. Carleton Kimball 2683 

721 482 466 401 285 436 Albert Cole Jr. 2791 

342 328 276 203 140 190 Blanks 1479 

Board of Health — One for Three Years 
1068 737 743 644 404 756 Philip W. Blake, M. D. 4352 

150 132 138 83 51 75 Blanks 629 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — One for Seven Years 

977 626 693 584 370 699 Joseph Serio 3949 

241 243 188 143 85 132 Blanks 1032 

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Precincts 




2 3 4 


1 


13 3 





9 1 


3 






Andover Housing Authority — One for Five Years 

5 6 

Roy A. Russell 17 

Hollis A. Smith 10 

Robert T. Volker 3 

1212 854 763 725 455 822 Blanks 4931 
15 other persons received one or two votes each 

Trustees of Punchard Free School — Five for three years 

969 653 684 623 361 704 Fred W. Doyle 3994 
884 554 612 546 326 668 Edmond E. Hammond 3590 
938 576 646 568 334 688 Roy E. Hardy 3750 
881 527 618 523 327 662 C. Carleton Kimball 3538 
903 567 598 535 321 646 Harry Sellars 3570 

1515 1468 1247 840 606 787 Blanks 6463 

Planning Board — One for Five Years 

970 626 710 591 360 710 Kirk R. Batcheller 3967 
248 243 171 136 95 121 Blanks 1014 

Planning Board — One for Four Years 
989 663 695 580 360 718 Eugene A. Bernardin Jr. 

4005 
229 206 186 147 95 113 Blanks 976 

Planning Board — One for Three Years 

733 384 343 401 283 492 Lee E. Noyes 2636 

393 376 459 231 114 243 Thomas V. Sullivan 1816 

92 109 79 95 58 96 Blanks 529 

Planning Board — One for Two Years 
957 600 677 577 367 663 Robert F. MacMackin 3841 
261 269 204 150 88 168 Blanks 1140 

Planning Board — One for One Year 
630 372 453 431 239 522 Virginia H. Hammond 2647 
468 340 311 213 162 241 Karl C. Killorin 1735 
120 157 117 83 54 68 Blanks 599 

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Constables — Three for One Year 
Precincts 



1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 






966 


610 


653 


561 


360 


682 


George B. Brown 


3832 


1050 


705 


702 


588 


384 


727 


Roy A. Russell 


4156 


963 


619 


653 


566 


398 


686 


George N. Sparks 


3885 


675 


673 


635 


466 


223 


398 


Blanks 


3070 



All the foregoing officers were voted for on one ballot and 
the check lists were used. 

REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT 1 

Andover, March 7, 1955 
Polls opened at 7:00 A. M. Warden in charge, Rowland 
L. Luce. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7:00 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 
1218. Absentee Ballots 25. Number of ballots received 1832. 
Number of ballots returned 639. Number of ballots cast 
1218. Police Officer on duty, Richard Caldwell. Voted to 
count ballots at 7 : 50 A. M. 

Joseph W. McNally, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT 2 

Andover, March 7, 1955 
Polls opened at 7:00 A. M. Warden in charge, James D. 
Doherty. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls 
closed 869. Number of ballots received 1449. Number of 
ballots returned 580. Number of ballots cast 869. Police 
officer on duty - Roy A. Russell. Voted to count ballots at 
8:15 A.M. 

Donald B. Look, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT 3 

Andover, March 7, 1955 
Polls opened at 7 : 00 A. M. Warden in charge, A. Norman 
Warhurst. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls 
closed 881. Number of ballots received 1635. Absentee bal- 
lots 14. Number of ballots returned 768. Number of ballots 

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cast 881. Police Officer on duty - Frank Koza. Voted to count 
ballots at 10 :00 A. M. 

Garrett J. Burke, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT 4 

Andover, March 7, 1955 
Polls opened at 7:00 A. M. Warden in charge, Robert H. 
Henderson. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls 
closed 727. Number of ballots received 1002. Number of 
ballots returned 288. Number of ballots cast 714 plus 13 
absentee ballots. Police officer on duty - Frederick K. Welch. 
Voted to count ballots in blocks of 50 as registered on bal- 
lot box. 

Russell C. MacLeish, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT 5 

Andover, March 7, 1955 
Polls opened at 7:00 A. M. Warden in charge, William 
Miller Jr. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls 
closed 455. Number of ballots received 672. Number of bal- 
lots returned 217. Number of ballots cast 455. Police officer 
on duty - George N. Sparks. Voted to count ballots at 10 :30 
A. M. 

Eugene A. Zalla, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT 6 

Andover, March 7, 1955 
Polls opened at 7:00 A. M. Warden in charge, Ralph A. 
Bailey. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7:00 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 
831. Number of ballots received 1498. Absentee ballots 30. 
(Total 1528). Number of ballots returned 697. Number of 
ballots cast 831. Police Officer on duty - Sgt. James Lynch. 
Voted to count ballots at 9 : 00 A. M. 

John M. Lynch, Clerk 

After final action of Article One, the said meeting was ad- 
journed by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General 
Laws to Monday, March 14th at 7 o'clock P. M. at the Memo- 
rial Auditorium. 

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Adjourned Town Meeting 

MARCH 14, 1955 

The check lists were used at entrance and showed 1174 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order by Roland H. Sherman, 
Moderator, at 7 : 10 P. M. 

Unanimous consent was voted to admit eighteen High 
School Seniors, (to act as tellers for secret ballots, if used) , 
three members of the press and fifteen other persons. 

Opening prayer was offered by Rev. Levering Reynolds, 
Jr. 

Salute to the flag was led by J. Everett Collins. 
The warrant and return of service by the constable was 
read by the Town Clerk. 

Article 1. To elect a Moderator for one year, a Collect- 
or of Taxes for three years, a Selectman for three years, an 
Assessor for three years, two members of the Board of 
Public Works for three years, a member of the Board of 
Health for three years, two members of the School Commit- 
tee for three years, a member of the Planning Board for 
five years, a member of the Planning Board for four years 
(to fill a vacancy), a member of the Planning Board for 
three years (to fill a vacancy), a member of the Planning 
Board for two years (to fill a vacancy), a member of the 
Planning Board for one year (to fill a vacancy), a Trustee 
of Memorial Hall Library for seven years, five Trustees of 
Punchard Free School for three years, a member of the An- 
dover Housing Authority for five years, three Constables 
for one year, and any other town officers required by law 
to be elected by ballot. 

All the above candidates to be voted for on one ballot. 
The polls will be open from 7 :00 o'clock A. M. to 7 : 00 o'clock 
P. M. 

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The Town Clerk announced the results of ballot March 
7th and declared Roland H. Sherman elected as Moderator 
for the ensuing year and that he had previously been sworn 
to the faithful performance of the duties of that office. 

The Moderator then declared the other successful candi- 
dates elected to their respective offices. 

James P. Christie, Collector of Taxes for Three Years. 

Sidney P. White, Selectman for Three Years. 

Sidney P. White, Assessor for Three Years. 

Alexander H. Henderson, Board of Public Works for 
Three Years. 

Allen M. Flye, Board of Public Works for Three Years. 

William A. Doherty, School Committee for Three Years. 

Albert Cole, Jr., School Committee for Three Years. 

Philip W. Blake, M. D., Board of Health for Three Years. 

Joseph Serio, Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for Se- 
ven Years. 

Roy A. Russell, Andover Housing Authority for Five 
Years. 

Fred W. Doyle, Trustee of Punchard Free School for 
Three Years. 

Edmond E. Hammond, Trustee of Punchard Free School 
for Three Years. 

Roy E. Hardy, Trustee of Punchard Free School for 
Three Years. 

C. Carleton Kimball, Trustee of Punchard Free School 
for Three Years. 

Harry Sellars, Trustee of Punchard Free School for Three 
Years. 

Kirk R. Batcheller, Planning Board for Five Years. 

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Eugene A. Bernardin, Jr., Planning Board for Four Years 
(to fill a vacancy). 

Lee E. Noyes, Planning Board for Three Years (to fill a 
vacancy) . 

Robert F. MacMackin, Planning Board for Two Years 
(to fill a vacancy). 

Virginia H. Hammond, Planning Board for One Year (to 
fill a vacancy) . 

George B. Brown, Constable for One Year. 

Roy A. Russell, Constable for One Year. 

George N. Sparks, Constable for One Year. 

Article 2. To elect all other officers not required by law 
to be elected by ballot. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED Frederick E. 
Cheever be elected Trustee of Cornell Fund for three years. 

Article 3. To establish the salary of elected Town Offi- 
cers for the ensuing year. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED that the sa- 
laries of the elected Town Officers for the ensuing year be 
established at: 

(each item being voted on separately) : 

Chairman, Board of Selectmen per annum $800.00 

Two members at $600. each per annum 

Board of Assessors 

Three Members at $400. each per annum 

Board of Public Welfare 

Three Members at $100. each per annum 

Town Clerk per annum 4,310.00 

Collector of Taxes per annum 4,310.00 

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Town Treasurer per annum 4,310.00 

Board of Health 

Three Members at $100. each per annum 

Chairman, Board of Public Works per annum 300.00 

Secretary, Board of Public Works per annum 100.00 

Treasurer, Library Trustees per annum 100.00 

Moderator, per meeting 10.00 

Article 4. To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for the following purposes : 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 



appropriate the following sums of money : 




American Legion 


$ 690.00 


Veterans of Foreign Wars 


600.00 


Disabled Veterans 


480.00 


Patriotic Holidays 


1,710.69 


(To include $47.19 unpaid 1954 bill) 




Retirement Fund 


36,162.98 


Damages to Persons & Property 


500.00 


Elections and Registrations 


5,282.00 


Insurance 


20,000.00 


Essex T. B. Hospital 


23,245.56 


Printing Town Report 


1,782.75 


Moderator 


30.00 


Town Counsel 


1,000.00 


Finance Committee 


100.00 


Dog Officer 


325.00 


Animal Inspector 


350.00 


Town Scales 


200.00 


Inspector of Wires 


1,175.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


760.00 


Brush Fires 


1,800.00 


Aid to Dependent Children 


10,800.00 


Veterans Services 


21,312.00 


Old Age Assistance 


72,252.00 


Public Welfare 

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14,000.00 



Disability Assistance 


10,300.00 


Recreation 


12,050.00 


Public Dump 


2,500.00 


Selectmen 


3,850.00 


Treasurer 


6,045.00 


Parking Meter Account (from Meter Fund) $305.00 


Collector of Taxes 


9,588.00 


Accountant 


9,097.00 


Assessors 


16,958.00 


Town Clerk 


6,654.00 


Civil Defense 


600.00 


Planning Board 




Building Inspector 


2,760.00 


Municipal Buildings 


9,426.00 


Infirmary 


15,078.00 


Police Department 


88,590.19 


(To include $108.39 unpaid 1952 bills and 




$150.00 for out-of-state travel) 




Parking Meter Account (from Meter Fund) $11,690.60 



Fire Department 98,884.38 

(To include $74.38 unpaid 1954 bills and 

$100.00 for out-of-state travel) 

Interest 9,152.50 

Retirement of Bonds 59,000.00 

Board of Health 8,490.00 

Care of T. B. Patients 3,000.00 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 43,201.29 

(plus dog license receipts) 

Spring Grove Cemetery 19,039.00 

(To include $30.00 unpaid 1954 bill) 

School Committee 607,992.00 

(To include $103.77 unpaid 1954 bills and 

$600.00 for out-of-state travel) 

Highway Maintenance 64,672.00 

Water Maintenance 65,730.00 

Parks Department 9,738.00 

Sewer Maintenance 7,320.00 

Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 26,770.00 

Street Lighting 27,000.00 

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Snow Removal and Sanding (incl. $2000. for equip 12,000.00 

and plowing private ways, as approved by Selectmen) 

Tree Department 7,560.00 

Moth Department 7,620.00 

Dutch Elm Disease 6,950.00 

(To include $25.00 storage in 1954) 

Administration and Office 22,050.00 

Total to be raised by taxation $1,514,223.34 

Total not to be raised by taxation 11,995.60 

Grand total appropriated $1,526,218.94 



Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $1,950.00 to purchase a car for the use of Chief of 
Fire Department and use trade-in value of 1951 DeSoto as 
part payment. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1,950.00 under Article 5. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $1,600.00 for the purchase of two new 
automobiles for the Police Department, and use the trade-in 
value from two 1954 Ford Sedans as part of the purchase 
price. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1,600.00 under Article 6. 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $1,600.00 to purchase the land known as lots 18, 
17, 16, 33 and 34, bounded on the west and north by Center 
Street, on the east by Andover Street and on the south by 
land of Town of Andover, all as shown on plan #2368 re- 
corded in Essex North District Registry of Deeds, and in- 
struct the Board of Selectmen to accept from the present 
owners a deed for same. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1,600.00 under Article 7. The vote 

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Yes, estimated at 500, No, 2 — voted by more than 2/3 as 
required. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $2,000.00 to complete the job of re- 
pairing, repainting, refurbishing the community room, pre- 
cinct room, lavatory corridors, etc. in the Community Build- 
ing on Andover Street in Ballardvale, on petition of the 
Ballardvale Community Committee. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1,000.00 under Article 8. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to accept the 
provisions of Chapter 265 of the Acts of 1947, an act author- 
izing the closing of public offices in cities and towns on 
Saturdays. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept the 
provisions of Chapter 265 of the Acts of 1947, an act author- 
izing the closing of public offices in cities and towns on 
Saturdays. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
and direct the Moderator to appoint a committee of not less 
than five and not more than seven, to make a study of the 
present form of Government of the Town, and to report to 
the 1956 Town Meeting as to the advisability of making 
changes which would provide for better representation in 
Town Government by all the citizens of the Town, and to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $250.00 for the study, on 
petition of Paul C. Gibbons and others. 

Article 10 was defeated. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to prohibit 
the holding of more than one elective office in the Town 
Government, simultaneously, by any citizen of the Town, on 
petition of Paul C. Gibbons and others. 

Article 11 was withdrawn from the warrant. 

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Article 12. To see if the Town will vote that the By- 
laws of the Town of Andover be revised by adding the fol- 
lowing: "No person shall fire or discharge any firearm or 
explosives of any kind within the limit of any highway, 
park, or other public property except with the permission 
of the Board of Selectmen, or on any private property ex- 
cept with the consent of the owner or legal occupant there- 
of ; provided however, that this by-law shall not apply to 
the lawful defense of life or property, nor to any law en- 
forcement officer acting in the discharge of his duties. Any 
person violating this by-law shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than twenty dollars for each offense", on petition 
of Karl C. Killorin and others. 

Article 12 was withdrawn from the warrant. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or take from available funds the sum of $375,000 
for the purpose of erecting a Town Office Building on the 
so-called Shaw property, at 85 Main Street, $25,000 to be 
included in the 1955 tax levy, $50,000 to be taken from 
available funds, and the balance of $300,000 to be obtained 
by an issue of bonds payable in not over twenty years from 
date of issue, on petition of the Town Office Building Com- 
mittee. 

Article 13 was defeated. 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $55,200 for the purpose of relocat- 
ing Rogers Brook in a buried culvert from a point in the 
present brook about 120 feet west of Main Street easterly 
via Barnard Street to the present brook at Bartlet Street; 
and authorize the Town to acquire easements by release, by 
purchase, or by seizure by right of eminent domain upon 
the recommendation of the Board of Public Works and with 
the approval of the Town Counsel. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $55,200 under Article 14. The 

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vote Yes, 448 — No, 94 — voted by more than 2/3 as 
required. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $12,000.00 for the purpose of en- 
closing Rogers Brook in a buried culvert, from the east side 
of Bartlet Street easterly for a distance of about 315 feet to 
the end of the present culvert at the rear of Coleman's pro- 
perty; and authorize the Town to acquire by easements by 
release, by purchase, or by seizure by right of eminent do- 
main upon the recommendation of the Board of Public 
Works and with the approval of the Town Counsel. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to raise and appropriate the amount of $12,000.00 under 
Article 15. A quorum was present. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $49,200.00 for the purpose of en- 
closing Rogers Brook from the end of the present culvert 
on Brook Street, easterly for a distance of about 900 feet 
to a point near the west side of Main Street ; and authorize 
the Town to acquire easements by release, by purchase, or 
by seizure by right of eminent domain upon the recommend- 
ation of the Board of Public Works and with the approval 
of the Town Counsel. 

Article 16 was defeated. 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $19,200.00 for the purpose of en- 
closing Rogers Brook in a buried culvert, from the south 
side of Chestnut Street thru the Park for a distance of 
about 500 feet to Whittier Street. 

Article 17 was withdrawn. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $1,250.00 for the purpose of clean- 
ing, lowering and grading Rogers Brook from the south side 
of Chestnut Street thru the Park to Whittier Street. 

Article 18 was withdrawn. 

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ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $64,800.00 for the purpose of en- 
closing Rogers Brook in a buried culvert, from the east 
side of Whittier Street easterly for a distance of about 1750 
feet to Morton Street; and authorize the Town to acquire 
easements by release, by purchase, or by seizure by right of 
eminent domain upon the recommendation of the Board of 
Public Works and with the approval of the Town Counsel. 

Article 19 was withdrawn. 

Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $4,400.00 for the purpose of clean- 
ing, lowering and grading Rogers Brook from Whittier 
Street to Morton Street. 

Article 20 was withdrawn. 

Article 21. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $11,700.00 for the purpose of im- 
proving the condition of Rogers Brook and its tributaries, 
said improvements to consist of new culverts under Morton 
Street, Chestnut Street, Upland Road, and Summer Street, 
open ditch clearing and lowering between culverts as need- 
ed ; and authorize the Town to acquire easements by release, 
by purchase, or by seizure by right of eminent domain upon 
the recommendation of the Board of Public Works and with 
the approval of the Town Counsel. 

Article 21 was withdrawn. 

Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $48,650.00 for the purpose of con- 
structing a surface water drainage system on Yale Road, 
George Street, Dartmouth Road and Princeton Avenue; 
with a discharge running via Corbett Street, Sherbourne 
Street, William Street and private land to Hussey's Pond or 
brook ; and authorize the Town to acquire easements by re- 
lease, by purchase, or by seizure by right of eminent domain 
upon the recommendation of the Board of Public Works and 
with the approval of the Town Counsel. 

Article 22 was withdrawn. 

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Article 23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $6,000.00 for the purpose of repair- 
ing and replacing a surface water drain running from Wol- 
cott Avenue over private land to Maple Avenue; and au- 
thorize the Town to acquire easements by release, by pur- 
chase or by seizure by right of eminent domain upon the 
recommendation of the Board of Public Works and with the 
approval of the Town Counsel. 

Article 23 was withdrawn. 

Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $530.00 for the purpose of con- 
structing a storm drainage system in the vicinity of #5 and 
#7 Hidden Road and add to said amount funds already set 
up Under Article 28 of the 1954 Town Warrant for this 
same purpose ; and authorize the Town to acquire easements 
by release, by purchase, or by seizure by right of eminent 
domain as necessary for the disposal of storm water on 
private land; said easements to be as recommended by the 
Board of Public Works and as approved by the Town 
Counsel. 

Article 24 was withdrawn. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $2,700.00 for the purpose of im- 
proving the drainage of that area of land lying between 
Summer Street on the north, Chestnut Street on the south, 
Stratford Road on the east, and Avon Street on the west, 
work to consist of culvert replacement and ditch clearing; 
and authorize the Town to acquire such easements as may 
be necessary, as recommended by the Board of Public Works 
and approved by the Town Counsel. 

Article 25 was withdrawn. 

Article 26. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $1,500.00 for the purpose of ac- 
quiring land adjacent to the Board of Public Works' yard 

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and for improving said land after acquisition. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to raise and appropriate the amount of $1,500.00 under 
Article 26. A quorum was present. 

Article 27. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $7,500.00 for the acquisition and 
improvement of land, or land and buildings, on the water- 
shed of Haggetts Pond and Fish Brook, for the purpose of 
protecting the source of water supply and increasing the 
available storage; said land, or land and buildings, to be 
acquired by release, by purchase, or by seizure by right of 
eminent domain, upon the recommendation of the Board of 
Public Works and with the approval of the Town Counsel. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to raise and appropriate the amount of $7,500.00 under 
Article 27. A quorum was present. 

Article 28. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $10,000.00 for the purpose of ex- 
tending and improving the water system of the Town of 
Andover; all work to be done under the supervision of the 
Board of Public Works, and no work to be started until 
approved by the Board of Selectmen, the Finance Committee 
and the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $520.00 under Article 28 plus 
the unexpended balance of $9,480 of 1954 for the purpose 
of extending and improving the water system of the Town 
of Andover; all work to be done under the supervision of 
the Board of Public Works, and no work to be started until 
approved by the Board of Selectmen, the Finance Commit- 
tee, and the Board of Public Works. 

Article 29. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase two dump trucks and raise and 
appropriate the sum of $8,000.00 therefor, and the price 

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allowed for two Dodge trucks, one of which was purchased 
in 1939, the other in 1941, be used as part payment for the 
new dump trucks. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to authorize 
the Board of Public Works to purchase one dump truck and 
raise and appropriate the sum of $4,000.00 therefor, and 
the price allowed for one Dodge truck, purchased in 1939, 
be used as part payment for the new dump truck. 

Article 30. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or transfer from unappropriated available funds 
in the treasury a sum of money for Chapter 90 Highway 
Maintenance or take any action in relation thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $3000.00 for Chapter 90 Highway 
Maintenance. 

Article 31. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $15,000.00 for the purpose of con- 
structing a garage and vehicle storage building at the Board 
of Public Work's yard on Lewis Street. 

Article 31 was defeated. 

Article 32. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase a rubber tired tractor with 
frame and bucket, and turn in the present tractor as partial 
payment, and raise and appropriate the amount of $1,000.00 
for the balance of payment. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept 
Article 32 as read. 

Article 33. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase a gasoline powered chain saw, 
and turn in an old chain saw as partial payment, and raise 
and appropriate the amount of $475.00 for the balance of 
payment. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 33 as read. 

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Article 34. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $4,600.00 for the purpose of con- 
structing relief sewers, or making tie-ins at various lo- 
cations as necessary; all work to be done under the super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works and no work to be 
started until approved by the Board of Selectmen, the Fi- 
nance Committee, and the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 34 as read. 

Article 35. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $450.00 for the purpose of widen- 
ing the easterly side of Riverina Road near Haverhill Street. 

Article 35 was withdrawn from the warrant. This will 
be taken out of the Highway Budget. 

Article 36. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $920.00 for the purpose of rebuild- 
ing an existing retaining wall on High Street partly in front 
of #63 and partly in front of #67. 

Article 36 was defeated. 

Article 37. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Town thru its Board of Public Works, to acquire land 
on River Street in the vicinity of land of C. A. White, L. E. 
Pimpare, S. R. Northrup, and others as may be necessary 
for the purpose of widening said River Street at this lo- 
cation, and raise and appropriate the amount of $1,000.00 
for said land acquisition and widening work. 

Aticle 37 was withdrawn. 

Article 38. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Town, thru its Board of Public Works, to acquire land 
now or formerly of George C. and Beatrice T. Brown located 
at the southeasterly corner of Torr Street and Phillips 
Street for the purpose of widening said Torr Street; and 

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raise and appropriate the amount of $1,000.00 for said land 
acquisition and widening work. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to raise and appropriate $1.00 to legally acquire land now 
or formerly of George C. and Beatrice T. Brown located 
at the southeasterly corner of Torr Street and Phillips 
Street for the purpose of widening said Torr Street. A 
quorum was present. 

Article 39. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Town, thru its Board of Public Works, to acquire land 
on Boston Road in the vicinity of a curve located about 500 
feet west of South Main Street for the purpose of widening 
said Boston Road; and raise and appropriate the amount 
of $1,000.00 for said land acquisition and widening work. 

Article 39 was defeated. 

Article 40. To see if the Town will vote authorize the 
Town, thru its Board of Public Works, to acquire land on 
the north side of Ballardvale Road, and to accept land as 
a gift from Irving Rogers for the purpose of relocating a 
portion of said Ballardvale Road ; and raise and appropriate 
the amount of $2,500.00 for said land acquisition and re- 
location work. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to raise and appropriate $1.00 to legally acquire land on the 
north side of Ballardvale Road, and to accept land as a gift 
from Irving Rogers for the purpose of relocating a portion 
of said Ballardvale Road. A quorum was present. 

Article 41. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
public way that part of Alden Road from Porter Road south- 
erly to the north line of Lantern Road, as approved by the 
Board of Survey and laid out by the Board of Selectmen and 
shown on the plan entitled "Subdivision and Acceptance 
Plan for Hidden Acres" made in January 1947 by Clinton 
F. Goodwin, C. E., both plan and description on file at the 

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Town Clerk's office, on petition of Edmond E. Hammond 
and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 41 as read with the provision that two trees now exist- 
ing at the corner of Porter Road and Alden Road be re- 
moved, and the road be brought to grade to conform with 
the requirements of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 42. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
public way, Robandy Road, as approved by the Board of 
Survey and laid out by the Board of Selectmen, as shown 
on the plan made by Clinton F. Goodwin, Engineer Haver- 
hill, and dated Dec. 1950, both plan and description being on 
file at the Town Clerk's office on petition of Carolyn L. 
Johnston and others. 

Article 42 was withdrawn. 

Article 43. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
public way and name Shirley Road, as approved April 4, 
1952 by the Board of Survey, as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen, as shown on a plan entitled Acceptance Plan for 
Shirley Road, Andover, Mass. made by Charles Cyr, Civil 
Engineer, Lawrence, Mass. Both plan and description re- 
ferred to being on file at the office of the Town Clerk, on 
petition of Harry J. McDowell and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 43 as read. 

Article 44. To see if the Town will accept as a public 
way the existing private way known as Post Office Avenue, 
running easterly from Main Street about 160 feet and thence 
turning and running northerly about 125 feet to Elm Street ; 
as approved by the Planning Board and as laid out by the 
Board of Selectmen. An acceptance plan and description of 
this way will be filed with the Town Clerk as part of the 
requirements to make this article effective ; this acceptance, 
by vote of the Town, shall be subject to mutually satisfacto- 

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ry terms and agreement made between those having a pre- 
sent interest in the proposed private way and the Town of 
Andover through its Board of Selectmen, on petition of 
Samuel Resnik and others. 

Article 44 was withdrawn. 

Article 45. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $3,500.00 for the purpose of recon- 
structing, paving and improving Post Office Avenue so-call- 
ed ; on the proviso that said way is accepted at this annual 
Town Meeting as a public way on petition of Samuel Res- 
nik and others. 

Article 45 was withdrawn. 

Article 46. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
$20,000.00 from Overlay Reserve to the Reserve Fund. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 46 as read. 

Article 47. To see if the Town will vote to permit the 
Assessors to use $60,000.00 free cash to reduce the 1955 tax 
rate and to offset appropriations for capital outlay voted at 
the 1955 Town Meeting. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 47 as read. 

Article 48. To see what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED that all un- 
expended apropriations be turned into the treasury, except 
the following: 

Treasurer $ 6.77 

State Census 1,200.00 

Article 45-1954 — Repairs Town Comm. Bldg. B. V. 610.00 
Article 16-1953 — Traffic Booth, Elm Square 2,898.00 
Article 15-1954 — Traffic Booth, Elm Square 5,063.40 

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Article 19-1945 — Sewer Special Comm. Study 447.07 

Article 22-1954 — Ballardvale Sewer Disposal 23,388.35 

Article 23-1954 — Constructing Relief Sewers 6,833.91 
Article 33-1953 — Engineering Study - Special 

Comm. 200.00 
Article 37-1954 — Extend Sewer Main Suther- 
land St. 893.70 
Chapter 90 — Construction River Road Washout 5,932.63 
Article 19-1953 — Repair and Build Sidewalks 2,068.42 
Article 20-1954 — Repair and Build Sidewalks 5,000.00 
Article 28-1954 — Construct Storm Drainage Hid- 
den Road. 2,000.00 
Article 31-1954 — Excavation Subdrainage and 

Grading Playstead Area 2,697.30 
Article 38-1954 — Construct Sidewalk - Burnham 

Road 5,014.00 

Disability Assist. Admin. Federal Grants 5.27 

Aid to Dependent Children Admin. Federal Grants .18 

Old Age Assistance Federal Grants 230.76 

Old Age Assistance Admin. Federal Grants 379.78 

Article 1-1950 — School Construction 22,250.28 

Article 40-1953 — School Planning Committee 747.40 

Article 42-1954 — School Building Committee 10,000.00 

Civil Defense 49.53 
Article 2-1951 — Special Town Meeting - Pur- 
chase Land adjacent to Central Schools and 

Playstead 1,978.15 

Article 8-1954 — Study of Zoning By-Law 1,700.00 
Article 8-1946 — History of Andover up to and 

including World War II 1,800.00 
Article 13-1953 — Engineering Study of Play- 
ground area 390.00 
Article 15-1953 — Purchase and Develop Parking 

Areas 10,000.00 
Article 13-1954 — Town Office Building Comm. 2,500.00 
Article 29-1951 — Improve and Resurface Cen- 
tral Playground 2,300.00 
Article 33-1954 — Riverina Road Fence 25.00 



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Article 44-1954 — Improve and Resurface Cen- 
tral Playground 600.00 

Article 19-1954 — Extending and improving water 

systems 9,480.88 

Article 24-1954 Acquisition of land or buildings 
on the watershed at Haggetts Pond and Fish 
Brook 2,500.00 

Article 49. To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept the 
report of the Town Officers and place on file. 

Article 50. To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept the 
report of the Committee to study the advisability of fluori- 
dation of water supply as follows : 

The Committee begs to report unanimously on the ad- 
visability of fluoridation of water supply, as follows : 

1. The incidence of dental decay in Andover is equal to, 
or possibly higher than, the average for the nation. 

2. Extensive data from a number of communities 
throughout the country indicate that fluoridation has 
markedly reduced the incidence of tooth decay. 

3. There is no authenticated incidence of injury or dis- 
ease to humans or animals, nor of any interference with 
the industrial use of water, traceable to fluoridation of 
water supphy. 

4. There are adequate, simply-performed tests for fre- 
quent checking of fluoride concentration of the water sup- 
ply, and the nature of the apparatus for introducing flu- 
oride adequately guards against the production of a 
harmful concentration. 

5. The cost to the taxpayer is a very small proportion 
of his taxes. 

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The committee feels, as a result of its study and discus- 
sions, that fluoridation of the town water supply is a de- 
sirable practice as a public health measure. 
The committee recommends that the Board of Public 
Works be authorized to carry out a program of water- 
supply fluoridation in the town of Andover. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles H. Hollis, M.D., Chairman 
John C. Brown, D.M.D. 
Harold Rafton 
William V. Emmons 
Sidney P. White 

The student tellers were dismissed at 11 :00 P.M. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to adjourn at 
12:18 A.M. 

SPECIAL ARTICLES 

Article 5. Car for Chief of Fire Dept. 1,950.00 

(plus trade-in value of 1951 DeSoto) 
Article 6. Two new automobiles for Police Dept. 1,600.00 

(plus trade-in value from two 1954 cars) 
Article 7. Purchase land in Ballardvale 

(corner Andover and Center Sts.) 1,600.00 

Article 8. Community Bldg. repairing etc., B. V. 1,000.00 
Article 14. Relocating Rogers Brook - Main St. 

to Bartlet 55,200.00 

Article 15. Enclosing Rogers Brook - Bartlet St. 

to rear of Coleman's property. 12,000.00 

Article 26. Acquiring land adjacent to B. P. W. 

Yard 1,500.00 

Article 27. Acquisition of land, etc. - Water 

Supply 7,500.00 

Article 28. Improving Water System 

(to use with $9,480.88 unexpended funds of 1954) 520.00 

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Article 29. Dump Truck - B. P. W. 

(plus trade-in value for 1939 truck) 4,000.00 

Article 30. Chapter 90 — Highway Maintenance 3,000.00 
Article 32. Tractor — B. P. W. 

(plus trade-in present tractor) 1,000.00 

Article 33. Gasoline powered chain saw 

(plus trade-in old chain saw) 475.00 

Article 34. Relief Sewers 4,600.00 

Article 38. To legally acquire land to widen Torr St. 1.00 
Article 40. To legally acquire land to relocate 

portion of Ballard vale Road 1.00 

Total Special Articles raised by taxation 95,947.00 

Total Special Articles not raised by taxation 211,190.78 

Grand Total Special Articles — March 14, 1955 307,137.78 

Grand Total Budget and Special Articles 
— March 14, 1955 $1,833,356.72 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the 
meeting. 

Attest : 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 



3(» 



Special Town Meeting 



MARCH 21, 1955 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, January 
24, 1955, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified 
to vote in Town Affairs met and assembled in the Memorial 
Auditorium on Bartlet Street on Monday, the twenty-first 
day of March, 1955 at 7 :00 P. M. 

The check lists were used at entrance and showed 981 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order by Roland H. Sherman, 
Moderator at 7 : 10 P. M. 

Unanimous consent was voted to use tape recorder at 
meeting. 

Unanimous consent was voted to admit twenty-one High 
School Seniors (to act as tellers for secret ballots, if used), 
three members of the press and sixteen other persons. 

Opening prayer was offered by Rev. John S. Moses. 

Salute to the flag was led by J. Everett Collins. 

The warrant and return of service by the constable was 
read by the Town Clerk. 

(Constable's Return) 

Essex, ss March 7, 1955 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one 
of the constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the 
inhabitants of said town to meet at the time and places and 
for the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a true 
and attested copy of the same, on the Town House, on each 
Schoolhouse and in no less than five other public places 
where bills and notices are usually posted and by publication 
in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants have been posted 
and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

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Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to amend para- 
graph one of Section IX of the zoning By-Law of the Town 
as most recently amended in March 1954, by striking out 
the same and substituting therefor the following paragraph : 
1. Size of lots. Lands subdivided after the adoption 
of the By-Law shall provide in Zone A for lot frontages 
of not less than 115 feet and for lot areas of not less 
than 15,000 square feet, in Zone B for lot frontages of 
not less than 150 feet and for lot areas of not less than 
30,000 square feet, and in Zone C for lot frontages of 
not less than 200 feet and for lot areas of not less than 
one acre, which Zones are shown on "Zoning Map of 
Revised Residence Districts in the Town of Andover, 
Mass. January 20, 1955" on file with the Town Clerk, 
provided, however, that the Board of Appeals may per- 
mit land to be subdivided with lot frontages and /or lot 
areas less than said requirements if two or more dwell- 
ings are located on an existing lot at the time this 
By-Law is adopted or if land is being subdivided for 
summer camp lots on or near the shores of a river, 
pond or lake. And Section III of said Zoning By-Law 
insofar as applicable is hereby amended to incorporate 
the foregoing changes, on petition of Fredric S. 
O'Brien and others. 

Planning Board hearing held February 24, 1955, 
having been received March 9, 1955 and placed on file. 
Report of the Andover Planning Board relative to Ar- 
ticles I and II of Special Town Meeting, March 21, 1955. 
Pursuant to notice published in the Andover Townsman, 
a newspaper published in the Town of Andover on January 
27, 1955, the Planning Board conducted a Public Hearing 
on Thursday, February 24, 1955, at 8:00 P. M. E. S. T., at 
New Central School Auditorium, for the consideration of 
the following proposed amendments to the Zoning By-Laws 
of the Town of Andover : 

I 

To see if the town will vote to amend paragraph one 
of Section IX of the zoning By-Laws of the Town as most 

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recently amended in March 1954, by striking out the same 
and substituting therefor the following paragraph: 

1. Size of Lots. Lands subdivided after the adoption 
of the By-Law shall provide in Zone A for lot frontages 
of not less than 115 feet and for lot areas of not less 
than 15,000 square feet, in Zone B for lot frontages of 
not less than 150 feet for lot areas of not less than 
30,000 square feet, and in Zone C for lot frontages of 
not less than 200 feet and for lot areas of not less than 
one acre, which Zones are shown on "ZONING MAP 
OF REVISED RESIDENCE DISTRICTS IN THE 
TRICTS IN THE TOWN OF ANDOVER, MASS.," 
on file with the Town Clerk, provided however, that the 
Board of Appeals may permit land to be subdivided 
with lot frontages and /or lot areas less than said re- 
quirements if two or more dwellings are located on an 
existing lot at the time this By-Law is adopted or if land 
is being subdivided for summer camp lots on or near 
the shores of a river, pond or lake. 

And Section III of said Zoning By-Law insofar as ap- 
plicable is hereby amended to incorporate the fore- 
going changes. 

II 

To see if the Town will vote to amend paragraphs 3(a) 
and 3(b) of Section IX of the Zoning By-Law of the Town 
of Andover by striking out same and substituting therefor 
the following paragraphs : 

3. Front Yards. 

(a) No building or structure or alteration or addition 
thereto shall extend within thirty feet in Zone A, forty 
feet in Zone B and fifty feet in Zone C of the Street 
line toward which it faces, which zones are shown on 
"ZONING MAP OF REVISED RESIDENCE DIS- 
TRICTS IN THE TOWN OF ANDOVER, MASS., 
"dated January 20, 1955, on file with the Town Clerk, 
except that open porches, small bays and eaves be ex- 
empt from the above provisions,- but in no case shall 

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such projections extend within twenty feet of the street 
line in Zone A, within thirty feet in Zone B and forty 
feet in Zone C. Where there is practical difficulty in de- 
termining the location of the sideline of a street, or 
where the width of the street right-of-way is less than 
40 feet, the sidelines of the street shall, for the purposes 
of this section, be considered to be parallel to and 20 
feet from the pavement or roadway center line as de- 
termined by the Town Engineer. 

(b) On corner lots the above provisions shall govern 
the set-back of the building or structure from either 
street line and no structure, fence, tree, or shrub shall 
obstruct the traffic visibility around the corner. 

A majority, or three members of the Board, are in favor 
of the proposed amendment as worded and recommend its 
adoption. The majority of the Board are of the opinion that 
good future town planning calls for larger lots and minimum 
frontage and area as proposed. The experiences of other 
towns that have adopted similar requirements has been ex- 
cellent. In the interest of health, well-being as a whole to 
those who are to settle in new developments, and the beauty 
of the surroundings with the new setbacks proposed will 
constitute good foresight for future building. The majority 
of the Board therefore feel that the interests of the town 
will be better protected by these requirements. 

The minority, or two members of the Board, feel that 
the lots as established under our By-Laws at present are of 
sufficient size with sufficient required frontages, and that a 
change in the building setbacks is not required. It is their 
feeling that the required frontages, areas and setbacks suf- 
ficiently protect the town. 

Town of Andover Planning Board 

Kirk R. Batcheller 
Richard C. Simmers 
Fred E. Cheever 
Leon A. Field 

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Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 1 as printed. The vote — Yes 702, No 45 — voted by 
more than 2/3 as required. 

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to amend para- 
graph 3(a) and 3(b) of Section IX of the Zoning By-Law 
of the Town of Andover by striking out the same and sub- 
stituting therefor the following paragraphs : 

3. Front Yards. 

(a) No building or structure or alteration or addition 
thereto shall extend within thirty feet in Zone A, forty 
feet in Zone B and fifty feet in Zone C of the street line 
toward which it faces, which zones are shown on Zon- 
ing Map of Revised Residence Districts in the Town 
of Andover, Mass. dated January 20, 1955, on file with 
the Town Clerk, except that open porches, small bays 
and eaves be exempt from the above provisions ; but in 
no case shall such projections extend within twenty 
feet of the street line in Zone A, within thirty feet in 
Zone B, and forty feet in Zone C. Where there is practi- 
cal difficulty in determining the location of the sideline 
of a street, or where the width of the street right-of- 
way is less than 40 feet, the side-lines of the street 
shall, for the purposes of this section, be considered to 
be parallel to and 20 feet from the pavement or road- 
way center line as determined by the Town Engineer. 

(b) On corner lots the above provisions shall govern 
the setback of the building or structure from either 
street line and no structure, fence, tree or shrub shall 
obstruct the traffic visibility around the corner, on pe- 
tition of Fredric S. O'Brien and others. 

See article 1 for report of Planning Board. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to accept Article 2 as printed. A quorum was present. 

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Zoning By-Laws of the Town of Andover and change the 

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"Zoning Map of the Town of Andover, Massachusetts, dated 
January 27, 1936", by changing the designation of the fol- 
lowing area in Lowell Junction from "Single Residence" to 
"Industrial", said area being bounded and described as fol- 
lows: 

Beginning at the common town boundary point between 
Andover-Wilmington and Tewksbury, thence running west- 
erly by the Andover-Tewksbury boundary to the center of 
the Shawsheen River which is a bound between Andover 
and Tewksbury, thence running northerly by the center of 
the Shawsheen River to an intersection with the line mark- 
ing the limit of the present Industrial area; thence south- 
easterly by said line to Lowell Junction Road; thence east- 
erly by Lowell Junction Road to its intersection with River 
Street; thence southerly by River Street to the Andover- 
Wilmington town boundary line to the common town bound- 
ary point between Andover, Wilmington, and Tewksbury, 
the point of beginning, on petition of the Andover Planning 
Board. 

Article 3 was withdrawn from the warrant. 

Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $10,000 for the purpose of creating 
a Master Plan for the Town of Andover as called for under 
the General Laws Chapter 41, Section 81-D. Such plan will 
show, among other things, existing and desirable proposed 
public ways, street grades, public places, bridges and tun- 
nels, viaducts, parks, parkways, playgrounds, sites for public 
buildings and structures, building and zoning districts, pier- 
head and bulkhead lines, waterways, route of railroads, 
buses and ferries, and locations of sewers, water conduits 
and other public utilities, and other pertinent features of 
such a plan, including existing private ways. Said plan to 
be made under the supervision of the Planning Board, on 
petition of the Andover Planning Board. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $2,500 for the purpose of in- 

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stituting a Master Plan for the Town of Andover as called 
for under the Generals Laws Chapter 41, Section 81-D. 
Such plan will show, among other things, existing and de- 
sirable proposed public ways, street grades, public places, 
bridges and tunnels, viaducts, parks, parkways, play- 
grounds, sites for public buildings and structures, building 
and zoning districts, pierhead and bulkhead lines, water- 
ways, route of railroads, buses and ferries, and locations 
of sewers, water conduits and other public utilities, and 
other pertinent features of such a plan, including existing 
private ways. Said plan to be made under the supervision 
of the Planning Board. 

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the 
moderator to appoint a committee of five persons to study 
the present administrative organization of the town and 
the advantages, if any, of adopting a manager plan of ad- 
ministration, or an executive secretary to selectmen form 
of government, and to make a report of its findings and re- 
commendations (together with any necessary legislation) 
to the next annual town meeting, and to appropriate $500.00 
for the use of said committee, or take any action relative 
thereto, on petition of the Andover Taxpayers Association. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 5 as printed without any appropriation. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to move the gra- 
nite Memorial, in memory of Irene Wood Sutcliffe, daughter 
of William M. Wood, to the William M. Wood Memorial 
Park, and appropriate a sum of money not exceeding 
$1,750.00 for said purpose, on petition of Donald A. Mac- 
Neil and others. 

Article 6 was defeated. 

Under Article 19, it was attempted to reconsider this 
article, but motion was also defeated. 

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Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to accept the 
provisions of Chapter 640 of the Acts of 1953 which amends 
Chapter 48 of the General Laws by inserting after section 
57 the following: 

Section 57A If any permanent member of the fire fighting 
force or fire alarm division of a fire department of a city or 
town is required to serve a tour of duty during the twenty- 
four hour period commencing at eight o'clock in the morning 
of January first, February twenty-second, April nineteenth, 
May thirtieth, July fourth, the first Monday of September, 
October twelfth, November eleventh, Thanksgiving day or 
Christmas day, or the day following when any of the five 
first mentioned, or October twelfth, November eleventh or 
Christmas day, occurs on Sunday, he shall be given an ad- 
ditional day off, or, if such additional day off cannot be giv- 
en because of personnel shortage or other cause, he shall 
be entitled to an additional day's pay; provided, that any 
such member who, through a rotation of shifts, works dif- 
ferent days in successive weeks shall be granted, in each 
year in which the number of holidays falling on his regular 
days off is in excess of the number of holidays in such year 
falling on Saturday, aditional days off equal to the excess, 
and, if any such additional day off cannot be given because 
of personnel shortage or other cause, an additional day's 
pay shall be allowed in lieu thereof. This section shall take 
effect in a city having a Plan E charter when accepted by 
the affirmative vote of a majority of the city council, subject 
to the provisions of its charter, and in a town by a majority 
vote at an annual town meeting, but not otherwise, on peti- 
tion of Henry L. Hilton and others. 

Article 7 was defeated. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
by-law adopted as Article 11 at the annual town meeting 
of the year 1949; "by striking out the words and figures 
fifty-six (56) in line six of said by-law and substituting in 
place thereof the words and figures forty-eight (48) so that 
said by-law shall read as follows — 'the hours of duty of 

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the permanent members of the Fire Department shall be so 
established by the Selectmen and /or the Chief of the Fire 
Department so that the average weekly hours of duty in any 
one year other than the hours which such member may be 
summoned and kept on duty because of conflagrations or 
emergencies, shall not exceed forty-eight (48) hours in num- 
ber', to be effective April 1, 1955", on petition of William 
F. Buchan and others. 

Article 8 was withdrawn from the warrant. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or finance through a bond issue the sum of 
$162,500 for the purpose of enlarging the Memorial Hall 
Library, according to plans on file with the Library Trus- 
tees, through a one story addition to the front with side- 
walk level entrance, a two story addition to the West and 
interior alterations which will result in a more efficiently 
operated library building better able to meet effectively the 
present and future needs of this growing community, on 
petition of the Trustees of Memorial Hall Library. 

Article 9 was defeated. The vote Yes — 116, No — 703. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $1,750,000.00 for the purpose of acquiring land 
and constructing and equipping a new High School Build- 
ing ; and to determine whether the money shall be provided 
for by taxation, by appropriation from available funds in 
the Treasury, or by bond issue ; or take any action in rela- 
tion thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate $1,750,000.00 to be obtained by an issue of 
bonds, payable in not over 20 years from the date of issue, 
for the purpose of acquiring land known as the Esther 
Smith Estate, located on the southerly side of Shawsheen 
Road, comprised of about 75 acres and having a frontage 
of approximately 1900 feet on Shawsheen Road, and for the 
purpose of constructing and equipping a new high school 

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building and that a committee of not less than live or more 
than seven be appointed by the moderator for the purpose 
of carrying out the provisions of this article, and no money 
to be spent or contracts let until approved by the Finance 
Committee. The vote Yes 733 — No 168 — Voted by more 
than 2/3 as required. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the 
Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court for au- 
thority to borrow $1,500,000.00 outside the statutory in- 
debtedness for the purpose of constructing a school building, 
or take any other action thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 11 as read. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the School Committee to continue to maintain State-Aided 
Vocational Education in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 74, General Laws, and acts Amendatory thereto, 
or dependent thereon, and further raise and appropriate 
the sum of $1,820.00 therefor. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1,820.00 under Article 12. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $175,000.00 for the purpose of acquir- 
ing land at the discretion of the School Committee and con- 
structing and equipping a six-room addition to the West 
Elementary School, all work to be done under the super- 
vision of the School Committee, $75,000.00 to be taken from 
available funds in the Treasury, $100,000.00 to be included 
in the 1955 tax levy or by bonding for not more than twenty- 
years. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to use the sum of $22,250.28 from unexpended balance of 
Article 1-1950 School Construction, $52,749.72 from free 
cash in the treasury, and $100,000.00 to be raised by bond 

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issue of not more than five years for the purpose of acquir- 
ing land at the discretion of the School Committee and 
constructing and equipping a six-room addition to the West 
Elementary School, all work to be done under the super- 
vision of the School Committee. A quorum was present. 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or transfer from available funds, the sum of 
$85,000.00 for the purpose of constructing and equipping 
a four-room addition with any necessary alterations, to the 
Shawsheen School, all work to be done under the supervision 
of the School Committee. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to transfer 
from available funds the sum of $85,000.00 for the purpose 
of constructing and equipping a four-room addition with 
any necessary alterations, to the Shawsheen School, all 
work to be done under the supervision of the School Com- 
mittee. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
to borrow money from time to time after January 1, 1956 
in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1, 1956, in accordance with Section 4, Chap- 
ter 44, General Laws, and to issue a note or notes therefor, 
payable within one year, and to renew any note so issued 
for a period of less than one year, in accordance with Sec- 
tion 17 of said Chapter 44. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 15 as read. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
$4,024.00 including a flower fund of $500.00 received in 
1954, for the perpetual care of lots in Spring Grove Ceme- 
tery, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 16 as read. 



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Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Public Works to construct a water main in 
Tewksbury Street from the existing dead end westerly for 
a distance of about 800 feet, and raise and appropriate the 
amount of $3,200.00 therefore, on petition of James V. Let- 
ters, Jr. and others. 

Article 17 was defeated. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to extend the water main from dead end, 
at Fred Reed's Dascomb Road, westerly for a distance of 
about 2000 feet, to the property of Winthrop K. White, to 
be used for livestock, and raise and appropriate the amount 
of $8,000.00 therefor, on petition of Winthrop K. White and 
others. 

Article 18 was passed over without action. 

Article 19. To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting : 

A motion to reconsider Article 6 was defeated. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to adjourn 
at 10 :56 P.M. 

SPECIAL ARTICLES 

Bond From avail- To be raised 

Issue able Funds by taxation 

Article 4-Instituting Master 

Plan of Andover $2,500.00 

Article 10-Bond Issue (New 

High School $1,750,000.00 

Article 12-State-Aided 

Vocational Education 1,820.00 

Article 13-Unexpended balance 

Art. 1-1950 School 

Constr. (For West Elem.) $ 22,250.28 

Article 13-From Free Cash 

(For West Elem.) 52,749.72 

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Article 13-Bond Issue 

(West Elem.) 100,000.00 

Article 14.-From available funds 

(For Shawsheen Sch.) 85,000.00 



Totals $1,850,000.00 $160,000.00 $4,320.00 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest : 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 



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Special Town Meeting 

APRIL 4, 1955 

Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, March 
21, 1955, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified 
to vote in Town Affairs met and assembled in the Memorial 
Auditorium on Bartlet Street on Monday, the fourth day of 
April, 1955 at 7 :00 P.M. 

The check lists were used at entrance and showed 389 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order by Roland H. Sherman, 
Moderator, at 7:35 P. M. when a quorum was counted. 

Unanimous consent was voted to admit two members of 
the press and two other persons. 

Opening prayer was offered by Rev. Frederick B. Noss. 

Salute to the flag was led by J. Everett Collins. 

The Warrant and return of service by the constable was 
read by the Town Clerk. 

(Constable's Return) 
Essex, ss. April 4, 1955 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I the subscriber, one 
of the constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the 
inhabitants of said town to meet at the time and place and 
for the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a true 
and attested copy of the same, on the town house, on each 
Schoolhouse and in no less than five other public places 
where bills and notices are usually posted and by publication 
in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants have been posted 
and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or transfer from Free Cash the sum of $14,780.00 

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and to instruct the Board of Selectmen to raise through a 
ten year bond issue the sum of $200,000.00 for the purpose 
of constructing storm sewers and drains, and performing 
related work at the following various locations : — 

along Rogers Brook from Brook Street to Main Street ; 
along Rogers Brook from Chestnut Street to Whittier 
Street ; 

along Rogers Brook from Whittier Street to Morton 
Street ; 

along Rogers Brook and its tributaries from Morton 
Street to Summer Street ; 

on Yale Road, George Street, Dartmouth Road, Prince- 
ton Avenue, Corbett Street, Sherbourne Street, William 
Street, and private land to Hussey's Pond or brook,- 
on Wolcott Avenue, Maple Avenue, and private land 
between said streets ; 

on Hidden Road near South Main Street, and also be- 
tween Gardner Avenue and the southerly end of Hidden 
Road; 

on private land lying between Summer Street on the 
north, Chestnut Street on the south, Stratford Road 
on the east and Avon Street on the west ; 
and authorize the Town to acquire such easements as may 
be necessary, by release, by purchase, or by seizure by right 
of eminent domain as recommended by the Board of Public 
Works and approved by the Town Counsel. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $9,380.00 and to instruct the Select- 
men to raise through a ten year bond issue the sum of 
$145,000.00 for the purpose of constructing storm sewers 
and drains, and performing related work at the following 
various locations: — 

along Rogers Brook from Brook Street to Main Street ; 
along Rogers Brook from Chestnut Street to Whittier 
Street ; 

along Rogers Brook from Whittier Street to Morton 
Street ; 

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along Rogers Brook and its tributaries from Morton 
Street to Summer Street. 

on Yale Road, George Street, Dartmouth Road, Prince- 
ton Avenue, Corbett Street, Sherbourne Street, William 
Street, and private land to Hussey's Pond or brook; 
on Wolcott Avenue, Maple Avenue, and private land 
between said streets ; 

on Hidden Road near South Main Street, and also be- 
tween Gardner Avenue and the southerly end of Hidden 
Road; 

on private land lying between Summer Street on the 
north, Chestnut Street on the south, Stratford Road 
on the east and Avon Street on the west ; 
and authorize the Town to acquire such easements as may 
be necessaiy, by release, by purchase, or by seizure by right 
of eminent domain as recommended by the Board of Public 
Works and approved by the Town Counsel. The vote — Yes 
385, No 4 — voted by more than 2/3 as required. 

Article 2. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Selectmen and the Board of Public Works to release to 
the Merrimack Mutual Fire Insurance Company the ease- 
ment rights of the Town acquired by grant from William M. 
Wood and Ellen A. Wood dated January 25, 1921, recorded 
in the North District of Essex Registry of Deeds, book 438, 
page 575, shown on Plan No. 414 in said Registry, in and 
to a strip of land 15 feet in width running from the South- 
erly boundary line of land of the Merrimack Mutual Fire 
Insurance Company located on the Easterly side of North 
Main Street to Balmoral Street and accept in exchange 
therefor a similar easement over other land of said company, 
subject to the approval of the Board of Public Works of the 
terms and conditions of such exchange, for the purpose of 
relocating a main sewer, all to the expense of the said Mer- 
rimack Mutual Fire Insurance Company, on petition of the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to accept Article 2 as read. A quorum was present. 

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Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $8,000.00 for the purpose to study and 
improve the town office facilities in the town hall, on peti- 
tion of the Board of Selectmen. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate $8,000.00 under Article 3. 

Article 4. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to extend the water main on Dascomb Road 
from Pendleton's easterly approximately 716 feet; on Vine 
Street westerly 240 feet; Spring Grove Road off Porter 
Road easterly about 500 feet; Bellevue Road westerly ap- 
proximately 1350 feet; and raise and appropriate the sum 
of $11,564.00, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $5,000.00 for the purpose of ex- 
tending and improving the water system of the Town of 
Andover; all work to be done under the supervision of the 
Board of Public Works, and no work to be started until ap- 
proved by the Board of Selectmen, the Finance Committee, 
and the Board of Public Works. 

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $5,790.00, to be expended by the 
Planning Board, as established under the provision of the 
General Laws Chapter 41, Section 81-A and adopted under 
Article 10, March 8, 1954 adjourned Andover Town Meet- 
ing, on petition of the Andover Planning Board. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $5,790.00 under Article 5. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Public Works to construct sewerage and drain- 
age facilities in Lockway Road, a private way, and in Car- 
mel Road, east of Walnut Avenue, a private way, and con- 
nect the same with the existing public sewer and drain sys- 
tem in Elm Street ; and raise and appropriate therefor the 

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amount of $21,560.00 on the proviso that the final cost for 
all work, whether on private ways or public ways, is to be 
assessed as a betterment charge against each of the following 
lots on Lockway Road, one ninth to each : Lot 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 
14, 15, 16, and 17; said lots being shown on a plan of Lock- 
way Road entitled "Street Acceptance Plan" dated December 
1952 drawn by Clinton F. Goodwin, Reg. Prof. Engineer; 
and authorize the Town to acquire easements by release, 
by purchase, or by seizure by right of eminent domain upon 
the recommendation of the Board of Public Works and with 
the approval of the Town Counsel, on petition of the Board 
of Health. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to authorize the Board of Public Works to construct sewer- 
age and drainage facilities in Lockway Road, a private way, 
and in a portion of Carmel Road adjacent to Lockway Road, 
a private way, and connect the same with the existing sewer 
and drain system in Elm Street; or else connect the same 
with the existing sewer and drain system in Wolcott Avenue 
by means of construction thru an easement referred to in 
North Essex Registry of Deeds Book 677, Page 392, Book 
673, Pages 431, 432, 452 and/or shown on Registry Desk 
Plans No. 1499, No. 1517, No. 1525; the final route to be 
determined by the Board of Public Works; and raise and 
appropriate therefore the amount of $8,000.00 on the pro- 
viso that the final cost of all work whether on private ways, 
on public ways, or on easements is to be assessed against 
the abuttors as a betterment charge and others who benefit 
directly or remotely as determined by the Board of Public 
Works, said area being shown on the above mentioned plans 
numbered 1499, 1517 and 1525 and also on a plan of Lock- 
way Road entitled "Street Acceptance Plan" dated Decem- 
ber 1952 drawn by Clinton F. Goodwin, Reg. Prof. Eng. and 
authorize the Town to acquire easements, by release, by pur- 
chase, or by seizure by right of eminent domain upon the 
recommendation of the Board of Public Works and with the 
approval of the Town Counsel. A quorum was present. 



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Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $378.00 for the three dollar increase in salary for 
the Town Clerk. Town Treasurer and the Tax Collector. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate $378.00 under Article 7. 

Article 8. To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting: 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to adjourn at 
9:00 P.M. 



Special Articles 



Bond 
Issue 



To be raised 
by taxation 



Article 1. Sewers and Drains $145,000.00 

— Various Locations — 
Article 1. Sewers and Drains 

— Various Locations — 
Article 3. Improving Town Hall 

facilities 
Article 4. Extending Water Mains 
Article 5. Planning Board 
Article 6. Sewers and Drains 

— Lock way Road — 
Article 7. Salary Increases 
Clerk, Treas. & 
Tax Collector 



9,380.00 

8,000.00 

5,000.00 
5,790.00 
8,000.00 



378.00 



Totals — Special Town 
Meeting — April 4, 1955 



$145,000.00 $36,548.00 



The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

ATTEST: 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 



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Special Town Meeting 

SEPTEMBER 19, 1955 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, Sept- 
ember 7, 1955, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, 
qualified to vote in Town Affairs met and assembled in the 
Memorial Auditorium on Bartlet Street on Monday, the 
nineteenth day of September, 1955 at 7 : 00 P. M. 

The check lists were used at entrance and showed 191 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order at 7:16 P. M. by Roland 
H. Sherman, Moderator. 

(Constable's Return) 

Essex, ss. Andover, September 19, 1955 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one 
of the constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the 
inhabitants of said town, to meet at the time and place and 
for the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a true 
and attested copy of the same, on the Town House, on each 
Schoolhouse, and in no less than five other public places 
where bills and notices are usually posted and by publica- 
tion in the Lawrence Tribune. Said warrants have been 
posted and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate by taxation, transfer from available funds and/or 
by bond issue the amount of $305,162 for the purpose of 
constructing and improving storm drainage in connection 
with Roger's Brook and its tributaries ; Shawsheen Heights 
proposed system of drainage; Hidden Road drainage near 
Sunset Rock Road ; Carmel Road and Wolcott Avenue drain- 
age via private land to Maple Avenue ; Holt Road drainage 
and allied brook cleaning; School Street drainage and im- 
provements to allied drainage facilities and add to said 

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amount funds already set up under Article 14, of the 1955 
Annual Town Meeting, Article 15 of the 1955 Annual Town 
Meeting and Article 1 of the Special Town Meeting of April 
4, 1955 for this same purpose ,- and authorize the Town to 
acquire easements by release, by purchase, or by seizure by 
right of eminent domain as necessary for the disposal of 
storm water on private land, said easements to be as recom- 
mended by the Board of Public Works and approved by the 
Town Counsel. 

Article 2. To transact any other business that may le- 
gally come before the meeting : 

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn to the next 
annual town meeting since a quorum was not present. 



The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the meet- 
ing. 



ATTEST: 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 



57 



Special Town Meeting 

OCTOBER 10, 1955 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, Septem- 
ber 30, 1955, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, quali- 
fied to vote in Town Affairs met and assembled in the Mem- 
orial Auditorium on Bartlet Street on Monday, the tenth day 
of October, 1955 at 8 : 00 P. M. 

The check lists were used at entrance and showed 528 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order by Roland H. Sherman, 
Moderator at 8:00 P.M. 

Unanimous consent was voted to admit two members of 
the press, Mrs. Helen Peters and Mr. David Young and three 
other persons. 

Opening prayer was offered by Rev. Henry Smith. 

Salute to the flag was led by J. Everett Collins, Chairman 
of the Board of Selectmen. 

The warrant and return of service by the constable was 
read by the Town Clerk. 

(Constable's Return) 

Essex, ss. Andover, October 10, 1955 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one 
of the constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the 
inhabitants of said town, to meet at the time and place and 
for the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a true 
and attested copy of the same, on the Town House, on each 
Schoolhouse, and in no less than five other public places 
where bills and notices are usually posted and by publication 
in the Lawrence Tribune. Said warrants have been posted 
and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

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Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $200,000.00 in addition to the $1,750,- 
000.00 already appropriated under Article 10 of the town 
meeting held the twenty-first of March, 1955, for the pur- 
pose of constructing and equipping a New High School 
Building; $10,000.00 of this amount to be taken from avail- 
able funds and $190,000.00 to be raised by bond issue ac- 
cording to Chapter 44 of the General Laws, or take any 
other action in relation thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $200,000.00 in addition to the 
$1,750,000.00 already appropriated under Article 10 of the 
town meeting held the twenty-first of March, 1955, for the 
purpose of constructing and equipping a New High School 
Building; $10,000.00 of this amount to be taken from avail- 
able funds and $190,000.00 to be raised by bond issue ac- 
cording to Chapter 44 of the General Laws. The vote yes 
420 — no 24. Voted by more than 2/3 as required. 

Article 2. To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting : 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to adjourn at 
9:15 P.M. 

Special Article 

Bond Available 

Issue Funds 

Article 1. New High School 

Bldg. $190,000.00 $10,000.00 

(Additional Funds) 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the meet- 
ing. 

ATTEST: 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 

59 



Special Town Meeting 

NOVEMBER 21, 1955 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, Nov- 
ember 7, 1955, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, 
qualified to vote in Town Affairs met and assembled in the 
Memorial Auditorium on Bartlet Street on Monday, the 
twenty-first day of November, 1955 at 8 : 00 P. M. 

The check lists were used at entrance and showed 434 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order by Roland H. Sherman, 
Moderator at 8:05 P.M. 

Unanimous consent was voted to admit two members of the 
press, Mrs. Helen Peters and Mr. David Young, five students 
from Merrimack College and seven other persons. 

Opening prayer was offered by Rev. Frederick B. Noss. 

Salute to the flag was led by J. Everett Collins, Chair- 
man of the Board of Selectmen. 

The warrant and return of service by the constable was 
read by the Town Clerk. 

(Constable's Return) 

Essex, ss Andover, November 21, 1955 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I , the subscriber, one 
of the constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the 
inhabitants of said town, to meet at the time and place and 
for the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a true 
and attested copy of the same, on the Town House, on each 
Schoolhouse, and in no less than five other public places 
where bills and notices are usually posted and by publication 
in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants have been posted 
and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

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Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $7,500.00 for the purpose of preparing 
preliminary plans for a new elementary school in the Bal- 
lardvale Plains area, and to determine whether the money 
shall be provided from available funds in the Town Treas- 
ury, or by bond issue; and to take any action in relation 
thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED that the Town 
appropriate the sum of $7,500.00 for the purpose of pre- 
paring preliminary plans for a new elementary school in the 
Ballardvale Plains area; the money to be provided from 
available funds in the Town Treasury said sum to be ex- 
pended under the supervision of the School Committee. 

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $45,000.00 in addition to the $175,000.- 
00 already appropriated under Article 13 of the town meet- 
ing held the twenty-first of March, 1955, for the purpose of 
constructing and equipping a six-room addition to the West 
Elementary School, and to determine whether the money 
shall be provided from available funds in the Town Trea- 
sury, or by bond issue ; or take any action in relation thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED that the Town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $45,000.00 in addition to 
the $175,000.00 already appropriated under Article 13 of the 
town meeting held the twenty-first of March, 1955, for the 
purpose of constructing and equipping a six-room addition 
to the West Elementary School; and that the Town Treas- 
urer, with the approval of the Selectmen, be authorized to 
borrow the sum of $45,000.00 payable in five years. The 
vote Yes 323 — No 7. A quorum was present. 

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $32,000.00 in addition to the $85,000.00 
already appropriated under Article 14 of the town meeting 
held the twenty-first of March 1955, for the purpose of con- 
structing and equipping a four-room addition with any ne- 
cessary alterations, to the Shawsheen School, and to deter- 

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mine whether the money shall be provided from available 
funds in the Town Treasury, or by bond issue ; or take any 
action in relation thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED that the Town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $32,000.00 in addition to 
the $85,000.00 already appropriated under Article 14 of the 
town meeting held the twenty-first of March, 1955, for the 
purpose of constructing and equipping a four-room addi- 
tion with any necessary alterations, to the Shawsheen 
School ; and that the Town Treasurer, with the approval of 
the Selectmen, be authorized to borrow the sum of $32,000.00 
payable in five years. The vote Yes 217 — No 104. A quorum 
was present. 

Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury 
the sum of $5,000.00 for replacement or renovation of the 
small electric pump and motor and such necessary installa- 
tion as may be required and to use the trade in value of the 
old equipment as part payment. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to transfer 
from available funds in the Treasury the sum of $5,000.00 
for replacement or renovation of the small electric pump and 
motor and such necessary installation as may be required 
and to use the trade in value of the old equipment as part 
payment. 

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or transfer from available funds the sum of 
$5,000.00 to install a water main on Gleason Street on peti- 
tion of Fred W. Doyle and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to transfer 
from available funds the sum of $5,000.00 to install a water 
main on Gleason Street. 

Article 6. To transact any other business that may le- 
gally come before the meeting : 

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Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to adjourn at 
10:06 P.M. 



Special Articles 








Bond 


Available 




Issue 


Funds 


Article 1. Plans for new elemen- 






tary School, B.V. Plains area 




$ 7,500.00 


Article 2. West Elementary 






School 


$45,000.00 




(Additional Funds) 






Article 3. Shawsheen School 


32,000.00 




(Additional Funds) 






Article 4. Replace or renovate 






electric pump & motor 




5,000.00 


Article 5. Install water main 






on Gleason Street 




5,000.00 



$77,000.00 $17,500.00 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the meet- 
ing. 

ATTEST: 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 



63 



Report of the Town Clerk 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report for the office of the Town Clerk 
for the year 1955. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover as of 
July 1, 1955 was 7,777 by Precincts as follows : 



1 


1,753 


2 


1,346 


3 


1,583 


4 


1,007 


5 


640 


6 


1,448 



7,777 
VITAL STATISTICS 



Number of births recorded 




Males 


155 


Females 


131 


Number of deaths recorded 




Males 


78 


Females 


91 



286 



169 



Number of marriages 144 

Respectfully submitted, 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 

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Report of the Director of Accounts 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Mr. J. Everett Collins, Chairman 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and 
accounts of the town of Andover for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1954, made in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 44, General Laws. This is in the form of a report 
made to me by Mr. William Schwartz, Assistant Director 
of Accounts. 

Very truly yours, 

Herman B. Dine, 

Director of Accounts 



Mr. Herman B. Dine 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

State House, Boston 

Sir: 

As directed by you, I have made an audit of the books and 
accounts of the town of Andover for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1954, the following report being submitted thereon : 

The financial transactions, as recorded on the books of the 
several departments collecting or disbursing money for the 
town or committing bills for collection, were examined, 
checked, and verified. 

The books and accounts in the office of the town account- 
ant were examined and checked. The ledger accounts were 
analyzed, the receipts as recorded were checked with the 
treasurer's records, the payments were compared with the 

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treasury warrants, and the appropriation accounts were 
checked with the amounts voted by the town as shown by 
the town clerk's records, while the recorded transfers from 
the reserve fund were checked with the amounts authorized 
by the finance committee. 

A trial balance was taken off, and a balance sheet, a copy 
of which is appended to this report, was prepared showing 
the financial condition of the town on December 31, 1954. 
An examination of this balance sheet indicates that the town 
is in good financial condition. 

The books and accounts in the office of the town treasurer 
were examined and checked. The recorded receipts were an- 
alyzed and compared with the records of the departments 
making payments to the treasurer and with other sources 
from which money was paid into the town treasury. The ex- 
penditures were compared with the selectmen's warrants 
authorizing the disbursement of town funds and with the 
town accountant's records, and the cash balance on Decem- 
ber 31, 1954 was proved by reconciliation of the bank bal- 
ances with statements furnished by the banks of deposit and 
by actual count of the cash in the office. 

The reported payments on account of debt and interest 
were proved by comparison with the amounts maturing and 
with the cancelled securities and coupons on file. 

The transactions of the several trust, investment, and 
retirement funds in the custody of the town treasurer, as 
well as the trust funds in the custody of the trustees of the 
John Cornell, Punchard Free School, and Memorial Hall 
Library Funds, were verified, and the securities and savings 
bank books representing the investment of these funds were 
personally examined and listed. 

The records of tax titles and tax possessions held by the 
town were examined and checked. The amounts added to the 
tax title account were compared with the collector's records, 
the recorded redemptions and sales were checked with the 
treasurer's record of receipts, and the tax titles and tax pos- 

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sessions on hand were listed, proved, and checked with the 
records at the Registry of Deeds. 

The books and accounts in the tax collector's office were 
examined and checked. The taxes, motor vehicle and trailer 
excise, and assessments outstanding at the time of the pre- 
vious audit, as well as all subsequent commitments, were 
audited and compared with the assessors' warrants. The 
collections as recorded were compared with the payments 
to the treasurer, the abatements were chocked with the as- 
sessors' records of abatements granted, and the outstanding 
accounts were listed and proved with the control accounts 
in the town accountant's ledger. 

The records of departmental and water accounts receiv- 
able were examined and checked. The payments to the treas- 
urer were verified, the abatements were checked with the 
departmental records of abatements granted, and the out- 
standing accounts were listed and reconciled with the ac- 
countant's ledger controls. 

Verification of the outstanding tax, excise, assessment, 
departmental, and water accounts was obtained by mailing 
notices to a number of persons whose names appeared on the 
books as owing money to the town, the replies received 
thereto indicating that the accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The records of departmental cash collections of the town 
clerk, the sealer of weights and measures, and the inspectors 
of buildings, wires, and plumbing, as well as of the police, 
fire, health, highway, school, library, and cemetery depart- 
ments, and of all other departments in which money was 
collected for the town, were examined and checked. The pay- 
ments to the State and to the town treasurer were verified, 
and the cash on hand in the several departments was proved 
by actual count. 

The surety bonds of the officials required by law to fur- 
nish them were examined and found to be in proper form. 

In addition to the balance sheet, there are appended to 
this report tables showing reconciliations of the treasurer's 

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and town clerk's cash, summaries of the tax, excise, assess- 
ment, tax title, tax possession, departmental, and water ac- 
counts, as well as schedules showing the condition and trans- 
actions of the trust, investment, and retirement funds. 

For the cooperation extended by all town officials during 
the progress of the audit, I wish, on behalf of my assistants 
and for myself, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Schwartz 
Assistant Director of Accounts 



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Report of the 
Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 1955 

To the Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

In accordance with Chapter 41, Section 61, of the General 
Laws, I submit herewith my annual report for the year 
ending December 31, 1955. 

A detailed statement of the receipts and their sources, 
and of the payments and the purposes therefor, follows. The 
condition of the various trust funds, as well as the Town 
of Andover Retirement Fund, sources of incomes and the 
amounts paid out are also set forth. A statement of the 
temporary loans, maturing debt and interest is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was 
prepared showing the assets and liabilities as of December 
31, 1955. 

The State Accountants have complied with statutes and 
audited the Town Books for the year ending December 31, 
1954. They are expected in the near future to audit the 
Town's accounts for 1955. 

May I express my thanks for the co-operation accorded 
to me by your Board, as well as by each Town Department 
during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George C. Napier, Town Accountant 



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Appropriations for 1955 



General Government $ 85,698.00 

Protection of Persons & Property 220,799.57 

Health and Sanitation 66,535.56 

Highways 138,442.00 

Charities and Soldiers' Benefits 143,742.00 

Schools and Libraries 653,013.29 

Recreation and Unclassified 109,666.42 

Enterprises and Cemeteries 164,989.00 

Interest and Maturing Debt 68,152.50 



Total appropriations for 1955 1,651,038.34 

Receipts for 1955 



TAXES 

Current Year: 

Poll $ 7,658.00 

Personal Property 138,084.55 

Real Estate 1,025,478.43 



$1,171,220.98 

Andover Housing Authority 1,876.00 

Previous Years: 

Personal Property $ 3,302.72 

Real Estate 36,466.97 



$ 39,769.69 

Estate of Deceased Persons 2,031.09 

Tax Title Redemptions 1,372.94 

Andover Housing Authority 1,876.00 

Amount Carried Forward $1,218,146.70 

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Amount Brought Forward $1,218,146.70 

From the State : 

Corporation Taxes $ 130,810.35 

Income Taxes 107,752.97 

Meal Taxes - Old Age Assistance 2,773.92 
Reimbursement — Loss of Taxes 1,408.97 









$ 242,746.21 




$1,460,892.91 


LICENSES AND 


PERMITS 




Selectmen 


i 


1 7,354.00 




Town Clerk 




1,073.75 




Police Department 




128.25 




Fire Department 




159.50 




Health Department 




1,005.75 




Hawkers' and Pedlers' 


Licenses - 


State 90.00 





9,811.25 

FINES AND FORFEITS 

Police Court $ 182.00 

GRANTS AND GIFTS 

From the Federal Government : 

Disability Assistance - Admin. 150.55 

Disability Assistance - Aid $ 2,561.50 
Aid to Dependent Children - Admin. 327.97 
Aid to Dependent Children - Aid 5,177.11 
Old Age Assistance - Admin. 3,461.27 

Old Age Assistance - Aid 52,900.47 



$ 64,578.87 
From Commonwealth of Massachusetts : 
Vocational Education $ 1,984.36 

High School Transportation 14,245.28 

School Cafeterias Subsidy 15,383.84 

Hurricane Damage 26,506.06 

Amount Carried Forward $1,535,465.03 

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Amount Brought Forward $1,535,465.03 

School Construction Aid 18,298,99 



$ 76,418.53 
From County of Essex : 

Dog Taxes 1954 $ 2,291.16 

PRIVILEGES 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise Taxes : 
Current Year $ 170,013.57 

Previous Years 22,058.81 



192,072.38 
Parking Meter Fees 12,104.04 



$ 204,176.42 



SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS 

Sewer Assessments 1955 $ 1,351.28 

Sewer Assessments 1954 124.03 

Unapportioned Sewer Asses. 1955 983.66 

Unapportioned Sewer Asses. 1949 60.00 
Apportioned Sewer Asses. Paid 

in Advance 1,117.37 



$ 3,636.34 
Classified Forest Land 1954 3.76 

Classified Forest Land 1955 6.89 



$ 3,646.99 



DEPARTMENTAL 

General Goverment: 

Rent of Town Property $ 2,255.00 

Sale of Fixtures 25.00 

Commission on Public Telephone 194.01 
Board of Appeals 186.00 



$ 2,660.01 
Amount Carried Fomvard $1,824,658.14 

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Amount Brought Forward 

Treasurer : 

Tax Title Releases 
Historical Booklets 


$1,824,658.14 

15.00 
25.00 


Tax Collector: 

Fees on Certificates 


$ 

$ 


40.00 
310.00 



3,010.01 
Protection of Persons and Property : 
Police Department: 

Insurance Reim. Meters and 

Booth Damages $ 346.06 

Fire Department: 

Use of Ambulance $ 275.00 

Sale of Scrap 7.50 







$ 


282.50 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 




230.35 


Building Inspector's Fees 






7,046.50 


Wire Inspector's Fees 






689.00 


Public Weigher's Fees 






74.70 




$ 8,669.11 


Health and Sanitation : 








Tuberculosis — Subsidy- 


$ 


831.42 




Hospital Care Infants 




519.85 




Sewer Connections 




103.60 








$ 


1,454.87 


Highways : 








Chapter 90 Construction 


$ 


9,359.78 




Chapter 90 Maintenance 




1,838.07 




Snow Removal — State 




110.50 




Supervision Tree Trimming 




249.00 




Sale of Junk 




203.39 





Amount Carried Forward $1,835,132.12 

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Amount Brought Forivard 

Infirmary : 

Board and Care 
Charities : 

Reimbursements for: 
General Relief: 
State 
Cities and Towns 



$1,835,132.12 
$ 11,760.74 

$ 1,000.00 



87.75 
670.00 





$ 


757.75 


Disability Assistance: 






State— Aid $ 


75.27 




State — Administration 


2,997.92 






$ 


3.073.19 


Aid to Dependent Children: 






State 


$ 


4,228.49 


Old Age Assistance : 






State $ 


40,667.58 




Cities and Towns 


2,396.05 






$ 


43,063.63 




$ 


51,123.06 


Veterans Benefits: 






State 


$ 


5,376.38 


Veterans Service: 






Photostatic Copies $ 


12.00 




From Individuals 


105.00 




Sale of Books 


4.50 





$ 



Schools : 

Tuition : 

State Wards $ 

Individuals, Cities and Towns 

Sale of Books and Supplies 

Amount Carried Forivard 

74 



2,563.70 

8,233.55 

109,28 



121.50 



$1,904,513.80 



Amount Brought Fomvard 


$1,904,513.80 


Rentals and Other 


222.85 




School Cafeterias 


51,622.46 






$ 


62,751.84 


Library : 






Fines and Sales 


$ 


2,381.10 


Unclassified : 






Insurance Reimbursement 






Hurricane Damage 


$ 


2,956.43 


Public Service Enterprises: 






Water Department: 






Metered Rates 


$ 57,739.12 




Services 


535.40 




Water Liens Added to 






Taxes 1954 


246.90 




Boat Plates 


14.00 






$ 


58,535.42 


Cemetery Department: 






Sale of Lots 


$ 26.00 




Care of Lots 


449.00 




Perpetual Care Interest 






Withdrawals 


2,908.46 




Interments and Tomb 


2,030.60 




Foundations 


645.28 




Miscellaneous 


325.75 





$ 6,385.09 
Interest : 

Taxes $ 1,176.24 

Tax Titles Redeemed 35.19 

Committed Interest 270.64 

Sewer Assessments Paid in Advance 2.23 
Motor Vehicle and Trailer 

Excise Taxes 227.75 

School Loan— Treasury Bills 963.33 

Amount Carried Forward $2,037,523.86 

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A iouni Brought Forward $2,037,523.68 

School Loan — Accrued Interest 60.00 







* 


2,735.38 


School Loan — Anticipation Bond L 


ssue 


$ 


250,000.00 


Trust and Investment: 








Cemetery Perpetual Cares 




$ 


3,789.00 


Income : 








Trust and Investments 




$ 


3,751.99 


Agency : 








Dog Licenses for County $ 


3,185.60 






Sewer Connection Deposits 


625.00 






Withholding Taxes 


110,517.80 






U. S. Savings Bonds 


5,978.91 






Mass. Hospital Service 


13,599.40 






Punchard Athletic Association 


4,245.23 






Disability Assistance Recovery 


36.34 






Aid to Dependent Children Recovery 12.00 






Old Age Assistance Recovery 


5,056.96 


$ 








143,257.24 


Refunds : 








General Departments $ 


1,186.45 






Petty Cash Advances and Other 


385.35 







$ 1,571.80 

Total Receipts for 1955 $2,442,629.09 

Cash on Hand. January 1, 1955 $ 626,241.00 

Grand Total for 1955 83,068,870.09 



Expenditures for 1955 



APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 



SELECTMEN 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$ 3,850.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




200.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Selectmen 


$ 2,000.00 




Clerks 


1,065.00 




Office Maintenance and Other 


907.86 






$ 3,972.86 




Balance to Reserve Fund 


77.14 





$ 4,050.00 $ 4,050.00 



ACCOUNTANT 






Cr. 








Appropriation 






$ 9,097.00 


Dr. 








Salaries, Accountant 


$ 


4,436.00 




Clerks 




3,579.00 




Office Maintenance and Other 




792.96 






$ 


8,807.96 




Balance to Revenue 




289.04 





$ 9,097.00 $ 9,097.00 

77 





TREASURER 








Cr. 






Balance from 1954 






$ 6.77 


Appropriation 






6,171.00 


Refund 


Dr. 




45.60 


Salary, Treasurer 




$ 4,436.00 




Wages, Clerks 




862.04 




Surety Bonds 




278.80 




Office Maintenance ai 


rid Other 


552.01 






$ 6,128.85 




Balance to Revenue 


94.52 





$ 6,223.37 $ 6,223.37 

TREASURER PARKING METERS 

Cr. 

Transfer from Parking Meters Reserve $ 305.00 

Dr. 
Wages, Parking Meters Clerks $ 285.23 

Repairs to Coin Machine 13.50 



$ 298.73 
Balance to Parking Meter Reserve 6.27 



$ 305.00 $ 305.00 
TAX COLLECTOR 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 9,714.00 

Refunds 129.43 

Dr. 

Salaries, Tax Collector $ 4,436.00 

Clerks 3,251.00 

Office Maintenance and Other 1,627.94 

Surety Bond 386.00 



$ 9,700.94 
Amount Carried Forivard $ 9,843.43 



78 



Amount Brought Fonvard 

Balance to Revenue 



$ 9,700.94 $ 9,843.43 
142.49 



$ 9,843.43 $ 9,843.43 



TOWN CLERK 
Cr. 



Appropriation 



$ 6,780.00 



Dr. 



Salaries, Town Clerk 

Clerk 
Office Maintenance and Other 



Balance to Revenue 



$ 4,436.00 

1,790.00 

235.00 

$ 6,461.00 
319.00 



$ 6,780.00 $ 6,780.00 



ASSESSORS 
Cr. 



Appropriation 




$16,958.00 


Petty Cash Refund 




5.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Assessors 


$ 1,200.00 




Engineer 


5,326.00 




Clerks 


5,626.00 




Wages, Assistant Assessors 


800.00 




Engineering Services 


1,839.06 




Photostatic Record of Deeds 


439.10 




Use of Cars and Dues 


515.51 




Office Maintenance and Other 


1,086.99 




Petty Cash Advance 


5.00 






$16,837.66 




Balance to Revenue 


125.34 





$16,963.00 $16,963.00 



79 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 






$ 5,282.00 
141.85 


Dr. 










Salary, Clerk 

Wages, Registrars 

Assistant Registrars 
Election Officers 


$ 


1,164.00 
168.00 
800.00 
955.00 






Other 




137.36 






Election Expenses 
Printing and Advertising 
Street Lists 




257.02 

1,307.30 
574.96 






Office Maintenance 




60.21 








$ 


5,423.85 


$ 


5,423.85 


MODERATOR 








Cr. 










Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 






$ 


30.00 
30.00 


Dr. 










Moderator 


$ 


60.00 








$ 


60.00 


$ 


60.00 


FINANCE COMMITTEE 






Cr. 










Appropriation 






$ 


100.00 


Dr. 










Membership Association Dues 


$ 


25.00 







$ 25.00 
Balance to Revenue 75.00 



? 100.00 $ 100.00 



80 



TOWN COUNSEL 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,000.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 258.75 

Dr. 

Salary $ 750.00 

Services 508.75 



$ 1,258.75 $ 1,258.75 

ARTICLE 4— INSTITUTING MASTER PLAN OF TOWN 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 2,500.00 

Dr. 

Instituting Master Plan $ 2,500.00 



$ 2,500.00 $ 2,500.00 



ARTICLE 5— PLANNING BOARD 

Cr. 



Appropriation 






$ 5,790.00 


Petty Cash Refund 






10.00 


Dr. 








Salaries, Clerk 


$ 


375.00 




Engineers 




292.70 




Wages, Additional Clerical Assistance 


408.50 




Contractural Engineering 




550.00 




Advertising 




139.22 




Office Maintenance and Other 




657.66 




Petty Cash Advance 




10.00 






$ 2,433.08 




Reserve to 1956 




105.50 




Balance to Revenue 




3,261.42 





$ 5,800.00 $ 5,800.00 
81 



STATE CENSUS 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $ 1,200.00 

Dr. 

Wages Census Taking $ 1,200.00 



$ 1,200.00 $ 1,200.00 



MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 
Cr. 



Appropriation 






$ 9,426.00 


Dr. 








Salaries, Janitors 


$ 


3,342.00 




Additional Janitorial Service 




344.52 




Fuel 




1,949.64 




Repairs 




1,771.02 




Lawrence Electric Company 




691.32 




Janitor's Supplies 




724.38 




Water Bills and All Other 




280.90 






$ 


9,103.78 




Balance to Revenue 




322.22 





$ 9,426.00 $ 9,426.00 



ARTICLE 3— IMPROVING TOWN HALL FACILITIES 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 8,000.00 

Dr. 

Advertising $ 7.25 

Balance to 1956 7,992.75 



$ 8,000.00 $ 8,000.00 
82 



ARTICLE 45— REPAIRS TOWN COMMUNITY 

BUILDING— BALLARDVALE 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 610.00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 425.60 

Materials 184.40 



$ 610.00 $ 610.00 

ARTICLE 8— COMMUNITY BUILDING, REPAIRING, 

ETC.— BALLARDVALE 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,000.00 

Dr. 
Repairs $ 636.40 

Curtains, Draperies 348.85 

Paint 14.75 







$ 1,000.00 


$ 1,000.00 


POLICE 


DEPARTMENT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$88,590.19 


Refund 






4.20 


Petty Cash Refund 


Dr. 




10.00 


Salaries : 








Chief 




$ 5,100.00 




Patrolmen 




65,113.57 




Police Clerk 




3,194.00 




Wages Other Employees 




3,708.65 




Equipment Maintenance 




4,595.08 




Equipment for Men 




701.02 




Clothing for Men 




964.92 




Traffic Lights, Signs and Signals 


1,545.23 




Maintenance Buildings and Grounds 


293.97 




Office Maintenance 




1,248.07 





Amount Carried Forward $86,464.51 $88,604.39 

83 



Amount Brought Forward $86,464.51 $88,604.39 

Petty Cash Advance 10.00 

All Other 505.01 



$86,979.52 
Balance to Revenue 1,624.87 



$88,604.39 $88,604.39 

ARTICLE 6— POLICE DEPARTMENT— TWO NEW 

AUTOMOBILES 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,600.00 

Dr. 

Purchase New Automobiles $ 1,575.15 

Balance to Revenue 24.85 



$ 1,600.00 $ 1,600.00 
POLICE PARKING METERS MAINTENANCE 





Cr. 






Transfer from Parking Meters Reserve 


$11,690.60 




Dr. 






Salaries, Police Officers 




$ 6,431.21 




Labor 




916.30 




Purchase Country Sedan 




2,473.03 




Street Striper 




893.00 




Surfacing Parking Lots 




217.62 




Maintenance 




723.36 






$11,654.52 




Balance to Parking 






Meters Reserve 




36.08 





$11,690.60 $11,690.60 
84 



ARTICLE 16— 1953— TRAFFIC BOOTH— ELM SQUARE 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $ 2,898.00 

Dr. 
Contractural Services Installing 

Traffic Control System $ 2,782.60 

Contractural Services Building Booth 115.40 



$ 2,898.00 $ 2,898.00 

ARTICLE 15— 1954— TRAFFIC BOOTH— ELM SQUARE 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $ 5,063.40 

Dr. 
Contractural Services Installing 

Traffic Control System $ 5,063.40 







$ 5,063.40 


$ 5,063.40 


FIRE DEPARTMENT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$98,884.38 


Petty Cash Refund 






15.00 


^^ *~\ 1 *~\ f»"l >"V <*1 • 


Dr. 






oaianes . 
Chiefs 




$ 4,238.00 




Fire Fighters 




76,611.05 




Call Men : 








Central 




3,727.77 




Ballardvale 




1,347.50 




Ambulance Assistance 




41.00 




Equipment 




922.39 




Equipment for Men 




371.34 




Clothing for Men 




483.46 




Maintenance and Repairs 




4,316.54 




Fuel 




1,719.19 




Lawrence Gas Company 




35.80 





Amount Carried Forward $93,814.04 $98,899.38 

85 



Amount Brought Forward $93,814.04 $98,899.38 

Lawrence Electric Company 571.42 
Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 2,036.53 

Medical Services 898.20 

Office Maintenance 886.04 

Petty Cash Advance 15.00 

All Other 91.19 



§98,312.42 

Balance to Revenue 586.96 



$98,899.38 $98,899.38 

ARTICLE 5— NEW AUTOMOBILE— FIRE DEPARTMENT 

CHIEF 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,950.00 

Dr. 
Purchase New Car $ 1,816.75 

Additional Equipment 133.25 



$ 1,950.00 $ 1,950.00 
FOREST FIRES 



Appropriation 


Cr. 




$ 1,800.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




500.00 




Dr. 






Salaries, Forest Wardens 




$ 190.13 




Wages, Fighting Fires 




927.50 




Hose 




763.85 




Apparatus Maintenance 




284.38 




Other 




31.42 






$ 2,197.28 




Balance to Reserve Fund 


102.72 





$ 2,300.00 $ 2,300.00 
86 



DOG OFFICER 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 325.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Dog Officer $ 325.00 



$ 325.00 $ 325.00 

ANIMAL INSPECTOR 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 350.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Animal Inspector $ 325.00 

Balance to Revenue 25.00 



$ 350.00 $ 350.00 

BUILDING INSPECTOR 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 2,760.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Building Inspector $ 2,255.00 

Use of Car and All Other 504.98 



Balance to Revenue 


$ 


2,759.98 
.02 




$ 2,760.00 

WIRE INSPECTOR 

Cr. 

Appropriation 

Dr. 
Salary, Wire Inspector $ 850.00 
Use of Car and Other 125.00 


$ 2,760.00 
$ 1,175.00 


Balance to Revenue 


$ 


975.00 
200.00 





$ 1,175.00 $ 1,175.00 

87 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 760.00 

Refund 10.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Sealer Weights & Measures $ 540.00 
Use of Car and All Other 157.54 



$ 697.54 
Balance to Revenue 72.46 



$ 770.00 $ 770.00 
MOTH SUPPRESSION 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 7,620.00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 1,454.39 

Insecticides, Hardware and Tools 794.27 

Truck Storage 390.00 

All Other 27.55 



$ 2,666.21 
Balance to Revenue 4,953.79 



$ 7,620.00 $ 7,620.00 

TREE DIVISION 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 7,560.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Clerk $ 130.00 

Labor 5,406.81 

Equipment, Hardware and Tools 949.49 

Gasoline, Oil, and Truck Maintenance 219.58 
All Other 36.12 



$ 6,742.00 
Balance to Revenue 818.00 



$ 7,560.00 $ 7,560.00 

88 



CONTROL DUTCH ELM DISEASE 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$ 6,950.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


6,482.28 




Insecticides 


400.00 




All Other 


25.60 






$ 6,907.88 




Balance to Revenue 


42.12 





$ 6,950.00 $ 6,950.00 

ARTICLE 33— GASOLINE POWERED CHAIN SAW 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 475.00 

Dr. 
Purchase Chain Saw $ 457.61 

Balance to Revenue 17.39 



$ 475.00 $ 475.00 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 8,490.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 400.00 

Petty Cash Refund 10.00 

Dr. 
Salaries, Board of Health ? 300.00 

Agent 3,881.73 

Clerical Assistance 204.00 

Office Maintenance 490.89 

Petty Cash Advance 10.00 

Medical Care and Medicines 548.27 

Agent, Use of Car and Expenses 528.34 

Plumbing Inspector 1,840.00 

Amount Carried Forward $ 7,803.23 $ 8,900.00 

89 



Amount Brought Forward $ 7,803.23 $ 8,900.00 

Dog Vaccinations 311.00 

Baby Clinic 379.17 

Milk Inspector, Salary and Expenses 320.21 



$ 8,813.61 
Balance to Reserve Fund 86.39 



$ 8,900.00 $ 8,900.00 

CARE AND TREATMENT OF 
TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 3,000.00 

Dr. 

Care and Treatment of Tuberculosis 

Patients $ 1,956.00 



$ 1,956.00 
Balance to Revenue 1,044.00 



$ 3,000.00 $ 3,000.00 

ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULAR HOSPITAL 

Cr. 

Appropriation $26, 1 14 .87 

Dr. 

Balance from 1954 $ 114.76 

Surplus Revenue 15.13 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 23,245.56 



$23,375.45 
Balance to 1956 2,739.42 



$26,114,87 $26,114.87 
90 



PUBLIC DUMP 
Cr. 



Appropriation 




$ 2,500.00 


Dr. 








Salary, Keeper of Dump 


$ 250.00 






Labor 


135.62 






Contractural Services 


1,364.94 






Signs 


6.00 








$ 1,756.56 




Balance to Revenue 


743.44 








$ 2,500.00 


$ 


2,500.00 


SEWER MAINTENANCE 






Cr. 








Appropriation 




$ 


7,320.00 


Dr. 








Labor 


$ 3,711.39 






Lawrence Electric Company 


2,540.14 






Tools and Equipment 


435.10 






Use of Car and Tractor Rental 


74.52 







$ 6,761.15 
Balance to Revenue 558.85 



$ 7,320.00 $ 7,320.00 

ARTICLE 1— SEWERS AND DRAINS— VARIOUS 

LOCATIONS 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 9,380.00 

Dr. 
Contractural Services Engineering $ 6,060.00 
Advertising and Printing 100.97 



$ 6,160.97 
Balance to 1956 3,219.03 



$ 9,380.00 $ 9,380.00 
91 



ARTICLE 6— SEWERS AND DRAINS— LOCK WAY ROAD 



Cr. 






Appropriation 




$ 8,000.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$ 2,028.85 




Purchase of Land 


1,500.00 




Pipe, Brick and Manhole Covers 


2,201.49 




Backhoe Service 


820.00 




All Other 


159.17 






$ 6,709.51 




Balance to 1956 


1,290.49 





$ 8,000.00 $ 8,000.00 

ARTICLE 22, 1954— BALLARD VALE SEWER 

DISPOSAL 
Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $23,388.35 

Dr. 
Construction Contractor $10,243.49 

Labor 331.94 

Engineering 1,568.41 

All Other 91.86 



$12,235.70 
Balance to 1956 11,152.65 



$23,388.35 $23,388.35 

ARTICLE 23, 1954— CONSTRUCTING RELIEF SEWERS 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $ 6,833.91 

Dr. 
Construction Contractor $ 6,603.02 

Labor 117.80 

All Other 113.09 



$ 6,833.91 $ 6,833.91 
92 



ARTICLE 34— CONSTRUCTING RELIEF SEWERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 4,600.00 

Dr. 
Construction Contractor $ 2,822.74 

Balance to 1956 1,777.26 





$ 4,600.00 


$ 4,600.00 


HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$64,672.00 


Adjustment 




2.86 


Dr. 






Labor 


$35,816.82 




Broken Stone, Gravel, etc. 


2,050.53 




Tools and Equipment 


2,228.05 




Asphalt, Tarvia and Road Oil 


23,709.68 




Telephone and All Other 


498.53 






$64,303.61 




Balance to Revenue 


371.25 





$64,674.86 $64,674.86 

TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $26,770.00 

Refunds 4.12 

Dr. 

Labor $ 6,368.16 
Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 13,796.61 

Tires and Tubes 1,799.43 

Equipment, Hardware and Tools 2,698.99 

Lawrence Gas Company 241.66 

Lawrence Electric Company 328.24 

Fuel Oil 985.01 

Repairs Town Shed 148.38 

Amount Carried Forward $26,366.48 $26,774.12 

93 



Amount Brought Forward $26,366.48 $26,774.12 

Use of Car 160.00 

Telephone and All Other 186.61 



$26,713.09 
Balance to Revenue 61.03 



$26,774.12 $26,774.12 

ARTICLE 19, 1953— REPAIR AND BUILD SIDEWALKS 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $ 2,068.42 

Dr. 
Labor $ 1,682.28 

Tar Patch and All Other 386.14 



$ 2,068.42 $ 2,068.42 

ARTICLE 20, 1954— REPAIR AND BUILD SIDEWALKS 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $ 5,000.00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 3,051.10 

Tarvia and Gravel 1,648.59 

All Other 231.26 



$ 4,930.95 
Balance to 1956 69.05 



$ 5,000.00 $ 5,000.00 

ARTICLE 29— DUMP TRUCK— BOARD OF 

PUBLIC WORKS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 4,000.00 

Dr. 
Purchase Dump Truck $ 3,992.00 

Balance to Revenue 8.00 



$ 4,000.00 $ 4,000.00 
94 



ARTICLE 30— CHAPTER 90— HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 3,000.00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 637.84 

Asphalt, Crushed Stone and Sand 2,361.43 



$ 2,999.27 
Balance to Revenue .73 



$ 3,000.00 $ 3,000.00 

ARTICLE 32— TRACTOR— BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,000.00 

Dr. 
Purchase Tractor $ 1,000.00 



$ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00 

ARTICLE 38, 1954— CONSTRUCT SIDEWALK— 

BURNHAM ROAD 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $ 5,014.00 

Dr. 
Contract Tree Removals $ 556.00 

Balance to 1956 4,458.00 



$ 5,014.00 $ 5,014.00 

CHAPTER 90— CONSTRUCTION— RIVER ROAD 

WASHOUT 
Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $ 5,932.63 

Dr. 
Construction Contractor $ 5,615.53 

Balance to Overlay Surplus 317.10 



$ 5,932.63 $ 5,932.63 

95 



SNOW REMOVAL AND SANDING 

Cr. 

Appropriation $12,000.00 

Dr. 

Labor $ 6,190.99 

Tools and Equipment 2,350.41 

Salt 1,761.75 

Sand 182.10 

Snow Plowing 336.25 

Hauling Sand 991.34 

Weather Service 183.17 



$11,996.01 
Balance to Revenue 3.99 



$12,000.00 $12,000.00 

STREET LIGHTING 
Cr. 

Appropriation $27,000.00 

Dr. 
Street Lighting $25,808.59 

Balance to Revenue 1,191.41 



$27,000.00 $27,000.00 
PUBLIC WELFARE 



Cr. 








Appropriation 






$14,000.00 


Refund 






16.00 


Dr. 








Salaries, Board of Public Welfare 


$ 


300.00 




Agent 




525.00 




Clerk 




392.00 




Groceries and Provisions 




640.20 




Fuel 




115.50 





State Institutions 4,457.66 

Medicine and Medical Attendance 406.31 

Amount Carried Forward $ 6,836.67 $14,016.00 

96 



Amount Brought Forward $ 6,836.67 $14,016.00 



Cash Grants to Indr 


viduals 


2,656.18 




Relief by Other Citie 


s and Towns 


633.31 






$10,126.16 




Balance to 


Revenue 


3,889.84 






$14,016.00 


$14,016.00 


DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 






(TOWN) 








Cr. 






Appropriation 






$10,300.00 


Refund 


Dr. 




182.00 


Administration : 








Salary, Agent 




$ 369.18 




Disability Assistance 




5,010.76 






$ 5,379.94 




Balance to 


Revenue 


5,102.06 






$10,482.00 


$10,482.00 


DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 




(FEDERAL GRANTS) 






Cr. 






Balance from 1955 






$ 5.27 


Federal Grants Received in 1955 




2,712.05 


Recovery 


Dr. 




10.10 


Administration : 








Salary Agent 




$ 155.82 




Disability Assistance 




2,356.70 






$ 2,512.52 




Balance to 


1956 


214.90 





$ 2,727.42 $ 2,727.42 
97 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 

(TOWN) 





Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$10,800.00 


Administration : 








Salaries, Agent 




$ 445.21 




Clerk 




236.64 




Aid: 








Aid to Dependent Child] 


•en 


7,532.22 






$ 8,214.07 




Balance to Revenue 


2,585.93 





$10,800.00 $10,800.00 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
(FEDERAL GRANTS) 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $ .18 

Federal Grants Received in 1955 5,505.08 

Dr. 



Administration : 

Salaries, Agent 
Clerk 
Aid: 

Aid to Dependent Children 


$ 172.79 
155.36 

4,796.41 


Balance to 1956 


$ 5,124.56 
380.70 



$ 5,505.26 $ 5,505.26 
98 



OLD AGE ASSIST 

(TOWN) 


rANCE 




Appropriation 
Refunds 


Cr. 




$72,252.00 
256.15 


Administration : 

Salaries, Agent 
Clerk 

Office Maintenance 
Aid: 

Old Age Assistance 

Other Cities and Towns 


Dr. 

e 


$ 1,035.76 
834.58 
136.59 

62,346.79 
6,848.96 




Balance to Revenu 


$71,202.68 
1,305.47 






$72,508.15 


$72,508.15 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 
(FEDERAL GRANTS) 




Balance from 1954 
Federal Grants Received in 
Recoveries 


Cr. 

1955 




$ 610.54 

56,361.74 

3,167.98 


Administration : 
Salaries, Agent 
Clerk 
Office Maintenance 

Aid: 

Old Age Assistance 


Dr. 


$ 1,732.24 

1,325.32 

352.65 

51,522.83 




Balance to 1956 


$54,933.04 
5,207.22 





$60,140.26 $60,140.26 



99 



INFIRMARY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $15,078.00 

Dr. 

Salary, Matron S 1,946.00 

Other Employees 2,976.00 

Groceries and Provisions 3,117.26 

Dry Goods and Clothing 107.87 

Maintenance of Building 3,277.59 

Fuel 738.53 

Lawrence Electric Company 391.54 

Lawrence Gas Company 107.56 
Household Furnishings and Supplies 286.92 

Medical Service and Medicine 226.79 

Use of Car 241.78 

Telephone and All Other 426.41 



813,844.25 
Balance to Revenue 1.233.75 



815,078.00 815,078.00 

VETERANS SERVICE 

Cr. 

Appropriation 821,312.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 2,000.00 

Dr. 

Administration : 

Salaries, Agent 8 4,436.00 

Clerk 2,830.00 

Office Maintenance 604.52 

Veterans Benefit- ; 

Ordinary Allowances 10.924.79 

Groceries and Provisions 210.00 

Medical and Dental Services 4,066.23 

Amount Cr ■ Forward $23,071.54 $23,312.00 

100 



Amount Brought Forward 




$23,071.54 


$23,312.00 


Burial 




100.40 






$23,171.94 




Balance to Resen 


/e Fun 


d 140.06 






$23,312.00 


$23,312.00 


SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$607,992.00 


Refunds 






66.92 


Petty Cash Refunds 


Dr. 




65.00 


Salaries, Superintendent 




$ 8,924.59 




Clerks 




9,727.85 




Truant Officer 




100.00 




Petty Cash Advance 




65.00 




Office Maintenance 




2,137.84 




School Census 




150.00 




Travel out of State 




379.74 




Travel Expenses and Use of Cars 


1,936.85 




Teacher's Salaries: 








High 




92,633.86 




Elementary 




223,072.15 




Junior High 




89,802.43 




Text Books and Supplies : 








High 




7,422.34 




Elementary 




16,438.38 




Junior High 




5,486.50 




Tuition, High 




2,501.91 




Transportation : 








High 




10,126.02 




Elementary 




10,165.52 




Junior High 




10,125.69 




Janitors' Services: 








High 




11,984.27 




Elementary 




11,977.54 




Amount Carried Forward 




$515,158.48 


$608,123.92 



101 



Amount Brought Forward $515,158.48 $608,123.92 



Junior High 


11,968.80 


Fuel: 




High 


7,396.11 


Elementary 


10,210.77 


Junior High 


6,971.93 


Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds : 


High 


8,225.27 


Elementary and Junior High 


28,749.90 


Health: 




High 


3,107.65 


Elementary 


2,934.60 


Junior High 


3,260.04 


Library : 




High 


76.80 


Elementary 


956.00 


Junior High 


446.47 


Athletics 


5,199.08 




$604,661.90 


Balance to Revenue 


3,462.02 



$608,123.92 $608,123.92 



ARTICLE 12— STATE AIDED VOCATIONAL 

EDUCATION 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,820.00 

Dr. 

Teachers' Salaries $ 1,516.00 

Wages, Other employees 165.13 



$ 1,681.13 
Balance to 1956 138.87 



$ 1,820.00 $ 1,820.00 



102 



ARTICLE 42, 1954— SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $10,000.00 

Dr. 
Contractural Engineering $ 8,794.15 

Brochures 468.06 



$ 9,262.21 
Balance to 1956 737.79 



$ 10,000.00 $10,000.00 

ARTICLE 10— NEW HIGH SCHOOL 

Cr. 

Temporary Loan Anticipation of Bond Issue $250,000.00 

Transfer from Surplus Revenue 10,000.00 

Dr. 

Labor $ 334.55 

Clerk of Works 1,777.50 

Sale of Land 35,000.00 

Contractural Site Work : 35,621.90 

Construction 35,428.50 

Engineering 73,957.61 

Test Boring 1,741.90 

Advertising and Legal Services 374.28 



$184,236.24 
Balance to 1956 75,763.76 



$260,000.00 $260,000.00 

ARTICLE 13— WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

ADDITION 

Cr. 

Transfer from Article 1, 1950 $ 22,250.28 

Transfer from Surplus Revenue 52,749.72 

Dr. 
Constructural Architect $ 12,479.70 

Amount Carried Forward $ 12,479.70 $ 75.000.00 

103 



Amount Brought Forward $ 12,479.70 $ 75,000.00 

Advertising 118.38 



$ 12,598.08 
Balance to 1956 62,401.92 



$ 75,000.00 $ 75,000.00 
ARTICLE 14— SHAWSHEEN SCHOOL ADDITION 

Cr. 

Transfer from Surplus Revenue $ 85,000.00 

Dr. 

Contractual Architects $ 4,000.00 

Balance to 1956 81,000.00 



$ 85,000,00 $ 85,000.00 

SCHOOL CAFETERIAS 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $ 57.33 

Receipts in 1955 67,306.97 

Petty Cash Refunds 60.00 

Dr. 

Salaries, Supervisors $ 6,465.00 

Cafeteria Assistants 15,341.04 

Groceries and Provisions 39,073.87 

Maintenance of Kitchens 2,995.78 
Use of Cars for Transporting Food 414.33 

Petty Cash Advances 60.00 

Telephone and All Other 148.33 



$ 64,498.35 
Balance to 1956 2,925.95 



$ 67,424.30 $ 67,424.30 



104 



PUNCHARD ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $ 324.49 

Receipts in 1955 4,245.23 

Petty Cash Refund 100.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Director of Athletics $ 75.00 

Services, Officials at Games and Scouting 527.00 
Equipment 1,061.54 

Police and Janitors' Services 284.00 

Programs, Tickets and Ticket Selling 319.00 
Game Guarantees 580.06 

Transportation and Meals 537.65 

Laundry 280.79 

Petty Cash Advance 100.00 

Telephone and All Other 355.93 



$ 4,120.97 
Balance to 1956 548.75 



$ 4,669.72 $ 4,669.72 
MEMORIAL HALL LIRRARY 





Cr. 






Appropriation 






$43,201.29 


Dog Tax Refund 






2,291.16 


Income from Investments 






2,600.00 


Refunds 


Dr. 




85.00 


Salaries, Librarian 




$ 4,891.00 




Assistants 




22,127.32 




Treasurer 




100.00 




Janitors 




3,447.75 




Books and Periodicals 




8,615.86 




Bindings 




907.50 




Fuel 




984.09 




Lawrence Electric Company 


938.85 





Maintenance Buildings and Grounds 1,973.85 

Amount Carried Forward $43,986.22 $48,177.45 

105 



Amount Brought Forward $43,986.22 $48,177.45 

Janitor's Supplies 452.52 

Office Maintenance 2,293.05 

All Other 332.89 



$47,064.68 
Balance to Revenue 1,112.77 





$48,177.45 


$48,177.45 


HURRICANE CAROL 


DAMAGE 




Cr. 






Balance from 1954 




$ 488.93 


Appropriation 




2,267.77 


Reimbursements From: 






State 




24,716.32 


Insurance 




2,956.43 



Dr. 

Surplus Revenue, Audit Adjustment $30,000.00 

Public Property: 

Clearance of Debris 400.00 

Temporary Repairs 29.45 



$30,429,45 $30,429.45 

HURRICANE EDNA DAMAGE 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $22,844.78 

Appropriation 42,024.46 

Dr. 

Surplus Revenue, Audit Adjustment $40,000.00 

Public Property: 

Clearance of Debris 24,329.43 

Temporary Repairs 539.81 



$64,869.24 $64,869.24 
106 



AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 690.00 

Dr. 
Rent for Quarters $ 690.00 



$ 690.00 $ 690.00 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS QUARTERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 600.00 

Dr. 
Rent for Quarters $ 600.00 



$ 600.00 $ 600.00 

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS QUARTERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 480.00 

Dr. 
Rent for Quarters $ 480.00 



$ 480.00 $ 480.00 



PATRIOTIC HOLIDAYS 
Cr. 



Appropriation 




$ 1,710.69 


Dr. 






Bands 


$ 622.60 




Flags and Markers 


345.62 




Wreaths and Sprays 


107.00 




Entertainment 


164.00 




Refreshments and All Other 


228.34 






$ 1,467.56 




Balance to Revenue 


243.13 






$ 1,710.69 


$ 1,710.69 


107 









CIVIL 


DEFENSE 












Cr. 










Balance from 1954 










$ 


49.53 


Appropriation 




Dr. 








600.00 


Salary, Director 






$ 


250.00 






Equipment 








80.50 






Telephone and All 


ther 






131.26 








$ 


461.76 




Balance to 1956 






187.77 







$ 649.53 $ 649.53 

DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 500.00 

Dr. 
Damages to Persons & Property $ 238.00 
Balance to Revenue 262.00 





$ 500.00 $ 500.00 




INSURANCE 




Cr. 


Appropriation 


$20,000.00 




Dr. 


Insurance 


$19,982.94 


Balance to Revenue 


17.06 



$20,000.00 $20,000.00 

EUGENE V. LOVELY PENSION 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 2,354.00 

Dr. 
Eugene V. Lovely Pension $ 2,354.00 



$ 2,354.00 $ 2,354.00 
108 



TOWN REPORTS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,782.75 

Dr. 

Printing Town Reports $ 1,782.75 



$ 1,782.75 $ 1,782.75 



TOWN SCALES 








Cr. 

Appropriation 






$ 


200.00 


Dr. 

Repairs 

Salary, Public Weigher 


* 


40.00 
100.00 






Balance to Revenue 


$ 


140.00 
60.00 





$ 200.00 $ 200.00 

ARTICLE 2, 1951— SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
PURCHASE LAND ADJACENT TO CENTRAL SCHOOLS 

AND PLAYSTEAD 





Cr. 






Balance from 1954 


Dr. 




$ 1,978.15 


Purchase of Land 




$ 


600.00 


Legal Services 






45.00 




$ 


645.00 


Balance to 1956 






1,333.15 



$ 1,978.15 $ 1,978.15 

109 



ARTICLE 8, 1954— STUDY 


OF 


ZONING BY-LAW 


Cr. 






Balance from 1954 




$ 1,700.00 


Dr. 






Professional Services 




$ 1,400.00 


Printing 




165.20 


Postage 




85.88 


Photos 




36.00 




$ 1,687.08 


Balance to Revenue 




12.92 



$ 1,700.00 $ 1,700.00 

ARTICLE 15, 1953— PURCHASE AND DEVELOP 
PARKING AREAS 

Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $10,000.00 

Dr. 
Paving Parking Aera $ 500.00 

Balance to 1956 9,500.00 



$10,000.00 $10,000.00 

ARTICLE 13, 1954— TOWN OFFICE BUILDING 

COMMITTEE 





Cr. 






Balance from 1954 


Dr. 




$ 2,500.00 


Contractural Architect 




$ 1,970.00 




Printing Brochures 




335.75 




Postage 




66.12 






$ 2,371.87 




Balance to 1956 




128.13 






$ 2,500.00 


$ 2,500.00 




110 







ADMINISTRATION AND OFFICE— BOARD OF 
PUBLIC WORKS 



Cr. 



Appropriation 




$22,050.00 


Refund 




8.30 


Petty Cash Refund 




' 100.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Chairman, 






Board of Public Works 


$ 300.00 




Superintendent 


5,586.00 




Engineers 


5,711.66 




Clerks 


8,099.00 




Secretary 


150.00 




Petty Cash Advance 


100.00 




Office Maintenance and All Other 


1,855.99 






$21,802.65 




Balance to Revenue 


355.65 





$22,158.30 $22,158.30 



PARK DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 9,738.00 

Dr. 

Labor $ 7,440.10 

Contractural Repointing Piers 570.00 

Rental and Maintenance of Grounds 621.03 
Equipment 521.98 



$ 9,153.11 
Balance to Revenue 584.89 



$ 9,738.00 $ 9,738.00 
ill 



RECREATION 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$12,050.00 


Refunds 




9.00 


Dr. 






Playgrounds : 






Salaries, Instructors 


$ 3,595.00 




Secretary 


125.00 




Labor 


275.26 




Repairs 


559.91 




Equipment 


288.33 




Entertainment 


544.01 




Miscellaneous Supplies 


443.72 




Transportation and All Other 


222.06 




Pomps Pond: 






Salaries, Lifeguards, 






Matron and Police 


2,897.00 




Secretary 


125.00 




Labor 


608.40 




Transportation 


800.00 




Repairs 


828.89 




Miscellaneous Supplies and All Other 523.10 




Skating 


136.08 






$11,971.76 




Balance to Revenue 


87.24 





$12,059.00 $12,059.00 

WATER DEPARTMENT 
Cr. 

Appropriation $65,730.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Assistant Engineer $ 2,125.00 

Labor 24,292.07 

Pipe and Fittings 3,487.22 

Meters and Fittings 199.13 

Amount Carried Forward $30,103.42 $65,730.00 

112 



Amount Brought Forward $30,103.42 $65,730.00 



Equipment, Hardware and Tools 


5,616.00 




Tractor Rental and Backhoe 


628.75 




Lawrence Electric Company 


16,093.86 




Office Maintenance 


844.61 




All Other 


644.33 




Maintenance of Pumping Station : 






Engineers 


9,894.29 




Lime and Chlorine 


1,619.43 




Pumping Equipment 


123.27 




All Other 


138.26 






$65,706.22 




Balance to Revenue 


23.78 






$65,730.00 


$65,730.00 


ARTICLE 4— EXPANDING 


WATER MAINS 


Cr. 






Appropriation 




$ 5,000.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$ 882.17 




Pipe and Fittings 


3,322.48 




Backhoe 


712.50 




All Other 


74.45 






$ 4,991.60 




Balance to Revenue 


8.40 





$ 5,000.00 $ 5,000.00 

ARTICLE 14— RELOCATING ROGERS BROOK- 
MAIN STREET TO BARTLET STREET 

Cr. 

Appropriation $55,200.00 

Dr. 
Contractural Engineering $ 6,389.00 

Balance to 1956 48,811.00 



$55,200.00 $55,200.00 
113 



ARTICLE 15— ENCLOSING ROGERS BROOK— BARTLET 
STREET TO REAR OF COLEMAN'S PROPERTY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $12,000.00 

Dr. 
Contractural Engineering $ 3,000.00 

Balance to 1956 9,000.00 



$12,000.00 $12,000.00 

ARTICLE 19, 1954— EXTENDING AND IMPROVING 

WATER SYSTEM 
Cr. 

Balance from 1954 $ 9,480.88 

Dr. 
Labor $ 1,263.71 

Pipe and Fittings 7,241.87 

Contractural Backhoe 975.30 



$ 9,480.88 $ 9,480.88 

ARTICLE 28— IMPROVING WATER SYSTEM 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


Dr. 




$ 


520.00 


Labor 




$ 


223.21 




Hydrants 






152.84 




Contractural Backhoe 






143.95 





$ 520.00 $ 520.00 

ARTICLE 4— MOTOR AND PUMP HAGGETTS POND 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 5,000.00 

Dr. 
Advertising $ 10.50 

Balance to 1956 4,989.50 



$ 5,000.00 $ 5,000.00 
114 



SPRING 


GROVE 
Cr. 


CEMETERY 




Appropriation 






$19,039.00 


Perpetual Care Income 






2,949.31 


Petty Cash Refund 


Dr. 




10.00 


Salary, Superintendent 




$ 3,260.04 




Clerk 




260.00 




Labor 




11,854.53 




Office Maintenance 




169.36 




Petty Cash Advance 




10.00 




Tarvia, Sand and Crushed Stone 


745.82 




Containers 




614.35 




Seed and Loam 




325.87 




Equipment 




1,294.90 




Truck Maintenance 




328.70 




All Other 




152.90 






$19,016.47 




Balance to Revenue 


2,981.84 





$21,998.31 $21,998.31 

INTEREST 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 9,152.50 

Dr. 
Interest School Bonds $ 9,152.50 



$ 9,152.50 $ 9,152.50 

MATURING DEBT 
Cr. 

Appropriation $59,000.00 

Dr. 

School Loans $59,000.00 



$59,000.00 $59,000.00 



115 



Town Clerk's Dog License Money 
Cemetery Perpetual Cares 
Income Cemetery Perpetual Cares 
Income Private Trust Funds 
Essex County Tax 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Retirement Fund 
Withholding Taxes 
U. S. Savings Bonds 
Massachusetts Hospital Service 
Refunds 

Total Expenditures for 1955 
Cash on Hand — Januarv 1, 1956 
Grand Total for 1955 



$ 3,170.00 

3,789.00 

712.38 

398.76 

63,096.98 

4,173.93 

36,162.98 

110,477.80 

6,056.25 

13,603.80 

10,582.68 

$2,193,347.02 
875,523.07 

$3,068,870.09 



RESERVE FUND 
Cr. 



Transter from Overlay Sui 


•plus 


i 




$20,000.00 


Transfer of Unexpended Balances 




406.31 




Dr. 








Moderator 






$ 30.00 




Town Counsel 






258.75 




Selectmen 






200.00 




Election and Registration 






141.85 




Forest Fires 






500.00 




Health Department 






400.00 




Veterans Service 






2,000.00 






$ 3,530.60 




Balance to Overlay 


Sui 


.•plus 16,875.71 





$20,406.31 $20,406.31 



116 



TAXES 1952 



Balance from 1954 
Collected in 1955 
Abated 



907.68 



$ 



137.68 

770.00 





$ 907.68 


$ 


907.68 




TAXES 1953 






Balance from 1954 


$ 1,384.24 






Collected in 1955 




$ 


455.40 


Abated 






928.84 




$ 1,384.24 


$ 


1,384.24 




TAXES 1954 






Balance from 1954 


$ 40,800.12 






Refunds 


202.10 






Collected 




$ 


39,176.61 


Tax Titles Added 






319.60 


Tax Titles Taken 






357.40 


Abated 






1,148.61 




$ 41,002.22 


$ 


41,002.22 




TAXES 1955 






Commitments 


$1,236,880.59 






Poll Taxes 


2.00 






Refunds 


2,375.99 






Collected 




$1,171,220.98 


Personal Taxes 






2.00 


Tax Titles Added 
Abated 






1,913.33 
21,514.65 


Balance to 1956 






44,607.62 



$1,239,258.58 $1,239,258.58 



117 



ESTATE OF DECEASED PERSONS 

Commitments $ 2,847.52 

Collected $ 2,031.09 

Abated 816.43 



$ 2,847.52 $ 2,847.52 

MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE TAXES 1953 

Commitments in 1955 $ 451.24 

Collected $ 451.24 



$ 451.24 $ 451.24 

MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE TAXES 1954 

Balance from 1954 $ 18,557.53 

Commitments in 1955 4,614.74 

Refunds 941.53 

Collected $ 21,607.57 

Abated 2,270.92 

Balance to 1956 235.31 



$ 24,113.80 $ 24,113.80 

MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE TAXES 1955 

Commitments $ 181,461.62 

Refunds 6,625.00 

Collected $ 170,013.57 

Abated 13,617.39 

Balance to 1956 4,455.66 



$ 188,086.62 $ 188,086.62 

CLASSIFIED FOREST LAND 1954 

Balance from 1954 $ 3.76 

Collected $ 3.76 

$ 3.76 $ 3.76 

118 



CLASSIFIED FOREST LAND 1955 

Commitment $ 6.89 

Collected $ 6.89 



$ 6.89 $ 6.89 

UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1949 

Balance from 1954 $ 106.90 

Collected $ 60.00 

Balance to 1956 46.90 



$ 106.90 $ 106.90 

UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1955 

Commitment $ 55,558.42 

Sewer Assessments 1954 180.00 

Collected $ 983.66 

Tax Titles taken 180.00 

Sewer Apportioned 145.80 

Balance to 1956 54,428.96 



$ 55,738.42 $ 55,738.42 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1954 

Balance from 1954 $ 304.03 

Collected $ 124.03 

Sewer Unapportioned 1955 180.00 



$ 304.03 $ 304.03 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1955 

Commitment $ 1,256.74 

Collected $ 1,226.28 

Balance to 1956 30.46 



$ 1,256.74 $ 1,256.74 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS PAID IN ADVANCE 

Commitments $ 1,117.37 

Collected $ 1,117.37 



$ 1,117.37 $ 1,117.37 

119 



COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1954 

Balance from 1954 $ 31.20 

Collected $ 31.20 



31.20 $ 31.20 

COMMITTER INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1955 

Commitment $ 251.65 

Collected $ 239.44 

Balance to 1956 12.21 





$ 251.65 


$ 


251.65 




TAX TITLES 






Balance from 1954 


$ 5,996.56 






Tax Titles Taken 


646.16 






Tax Titles Added 


2,255.80 






Redemptions 




$ 


1,372.94 


Audit Adjustment 






2.35 


Balance to 1956 






7,523.23 



$ 8,898.52 $ 8,898.52 



TAX TITLE POSSESSIONS 

Balance from 1954 $ 1,313.49 



Audit Adjustment 




$ 


23.60 


Balance to 1956 






1,289.89 




$ 


1,313.49 $ 


1,313.49 


DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 


Balances from 1954 


$ 


7,371.96 




Charges 




69,053.89 




Refunds 




370.40 




Adjustment 




27.00 




Balances from 1954 




$ 


355.00 


Collected 






72,144.25 


Abated 






135.00 


Balance to 1956 




400.00 


4,589.00 



$ 77,223.25 $ 77,223.25 

120 



STATE AND COUNTY AID TO HIGHWAYS 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1954 $ 


10,676.88 






Charges 


1,000.00 






Adjustment 


27.00 






Collected 




$ 


11,197.85 


Reserve for State and County Aid 








to Highways 






479.03 


Adjustment 






27.00 



$ 11,703.88 $ 11,703.88 

WATER RATES ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 

Balance from 1954 $ 21,063.51 

Commitments 87,704.22 

Audit Adjustments 40.20 

Collected $ 57,739.12 

Abated 173.29 

Balance to 1956 50,895.52 



$ 108,807.93 $ 108,807.93 

WATER SERVICES AND MISCELLANEOUS 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1954 


$ 206.10 




Charges 


453.27 




Collected 


$ 


535.40 


Abated 




2.60 


Balance to 1956 




121.37 



$ 659.37 $ 659.37 

WATER LIENS ADDED TO TAXES 1954 

Balance from 1954 $ 246.90 

Collected $ 246.90 

$ 246.90 $ 246.90 

121 



Balance from 1954 
Appropriation 



Balance from 1954 
Abatements 
Overlay Surplus 



Balance from 1954 
Abatements 
Overlay Surplus 



Balance from 1954 
Abatements 
Overlay Surplus 



Overlay 1955 
Abatements 
Balance to 1956 



OVERLAY 1950 



3.60 



$ 



$ 



OVERLAY 1952 



3.60 $ 



770.00 
137.68 



907.68 $ 



OVERLAY 1953 



928.84 
455.40 



OVERLAY 1954 



$ 1,148.61 
10,089.96 



OVERLAY 1955 



$ 21,514.65 
13,405.45 



OVERLAY SURPLUS 

Balance from 1954 
Overlays -1952 -1953 -1954 

Amount Carried Forward 



3.60 



3.60 



907.68 



907.68 



$ 1,384.24 



$ 1,384.24 $ 1,384.24 



$ 11,238.57 



$ 11,238.57 $ 11,238.57 



$ 34,920.10 



$ 34,920.10 $ 34,920.10 



$ 34,512.65 
10,683.04 

$ 45,195.69 



122 



Amount Brought Forward $ 45,195.69 

Reserved Fund Unexpended Balances 16,875.71 

Reserve Fund 1954 317.10 

Reserve Fund $ 20,000.00 

Balance to 1956 42,388.50 



8 62,388.50 $ 62,388.50 

SURPLUS REVENUE 

Balance from 1954 $ 449,078.07 

Estate of Deceased Persons 2,031.09 

Tax Titles Revenue 1,372.94 

State and County Aid to Highways Revenue 11,197.85 

Old Age Assistance Recoveries 3,474.87 

Disability Assistance Recovery 26.24 

Revenue 166,756.11 

Refund 66.20 

Audit Adjustments 70,084.66 

Article 1 - 1950 - School Construc- 
tion - Audit Adjustment 3 22,250.28 

Article 1 - Pre. Plans - Elemen- 
tary School - Ballardvale 7,500.00 

Article 4 - Motor and Pump - 

Haggetts Pond 5,000.00 

Article 5 - Water Main - Gleason 

Street 5,000.00 

Article 10 - New High School 10,000.00 

Article 13 - West E elementary 

School 52,749.72 

Article 14 - Shawsheen School 85,000.00 

Tax Titles Added 2,232.93 

Tax Titles Taken 357.40 

Revenue 1955 (To reduce 1955 

Tax Rate) 60,000.00 

Balance to 1956 453,997.70 



$ 704,088.03 $ 704,088.03 
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Trustees of Punchard Free School 



Year Ending December 31, 1955 



PRINCIPAL FUND 



January 1, 1955 

Cash in Banks $21,569.03 

Real Estate Mortgages 25,411.59 

Bonds at Book Value 30,019.38 



December 31, 1955 

Cash in Banks $26,270.57 

Real Estate Mortgages 20,710.05 

Bonds at Book Value 30,019.38 



INCOME ACCOUNT 

January 1, 1955 Cash on Hand $ 6,494.00 
Interest and 

Dividends Rec'd 2,514.20 



Expenditures 

Safe Deposit Box $ 11.00 

Treasurer's Bond 25.00 

E. E. Hammond — Salary 200.00 

Expenditures for Punchard 

Library, Commercial Dept., 

Manual Training Dept., 

Transportation, etc. 967.68 

December 31, 1955 — Cash on Hand 7,804.52 



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$77,000.00 



$ 9,008.20 



$ 9,008.20 



GOLDSMITH FUND 

Jan. 1, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $ 337.72 
Interest Received 9.33 



$ 347.05 
Prizes Awarded 10.00 



Dec. 31, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $ 337.05 

DRAPER FUND 

Jan. 1, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $1,519.51 
Interest Received 42.07 



$1,561.58 
Scholarship Awarded 40.00 



Dec. 31, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $ 1,521.58 



BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $ 30.02 

Dividends Received 40.00 

Interest Received .28 



$ 70.30 
Prizes Awarded 40.00 



Dec. 31, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $ 30.30 



CHAPIN FUND 

Jan. 1, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $2,254.72 
Interest Received 62.41 



$2,317.13 

Scholarship Awarded 60.00 



Dec. 31, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $2,257.13 

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RESERVE FUND 

Jan. 1, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $4,105.52 
Interest Received 113.65 



Dec. 31, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $4,219.17 

HENRY WARREN BARNARD & 
MABEL PARADISE BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $1,080.44 
Interest Received 29.91 



Dec. 31, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $1,110.35 



ELIZABETH T. GUTTERSON SCHOLARSHIP 

Jan. 1, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $1,033.99 
Interest Received 28.61 



$1,062.60 
Scholarship Awarded 30.00 

Dec. 31, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $1,032.60 



M. E. GUTTERSON BOTANY PRIZE 

Jan. 1, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $ 317.21 
Interest Received 8.66 



$ 325.87 
Prizes Awarded 8.00 



Dec. 31, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $ 317.87 

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ALICE M. BELL FUND 

Jan. 1, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $1,030.87 
Interest Received 28.12 



$1,058.99 
Scholarship Awarded 30.00 



Dec. 31, 1955 Cash in Savings Bank $1,028.99 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edmond E. Hammond, 
Treasurer 



This is to certify that the securities belonging to the Trus- 
tees of Punchard Free School and the income accruing there- 
from have been checked and found to be correct. 

The remaining items in the above account are examined 
by the Town Accountant. 

Charles C. Kimball 
Harry Sellars 



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Report of 
Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 



Cash January 1, 1955 

Income from Investments, Savings Bank, 
Contributions, etc. 

Total Cash and Income 



$1,545.28 

7,992.41 
$9,537.69 



Paid Town of Andover $2,600.00 

Safe Deposit Box Rental 13.75 

Surety Bond for Treasurer 25.00 
Services in connection with proposed 

addition to Library 908.35 

Bruce Lancaster — Speaker at Open House 25.00 
Miriam Putnam — for expenses re Conference 

in Philadelphia 104.61 

Total Disbursements $3,676.71 

Balance December 31, 1955 $5,860.98 



Leo F. Daley 

Treasurer 



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JOHN CORNELL WOOD AND COAL FUND 

Principal Fund 

Andover Savings Bank, Andover #13259 $1,000.00 

Essex Savings Bank, Lawrence #82865 1,000.00 

Broadway Savings Bank, Lawrence #13403 1,000.00 

City Institution of Savings, Lowell #69782 1,000.00 

The Central Savings Bank, Lowell #21760 1,000.00 



$5,000.00 



Receipts 

Balance on hand January 1st, 1955 $1,026.02 

Interest received during 1955 145.00 



$1,171.02 



Expenditures 

1955 

Cross Coal Co., March 4, 1955 $ 29.40 

Cross Coal Co., August 11, 1955 11.92 

Cross Coal Co., December 10, 1955 27.50 

Cross Coal Co., December 22, 1955 19.74 



$ 88.56 
Balance on hand January 1st, 1956 $1,082.46 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward P. Hall, Chairman 
Fred E. Cheever, Treasurer 
Arthur W. Cole 



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Andover Contributory 
Board of Retirement Report 



To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

The Town of Andover Contributory Board of Retirement 
herewith submits the following report for the year 1955 : 

Cash on Hand, January 1, 1955 $ 5,680.82 

Receipts : 

Appropriations : 

Town Pension Fund $ 33,345.00 

Expense Fund 1,800.00 

Military Service Fund 1,017.98 



Members Contributions 


24,473.52 


Bonds Matured, Called and Sold 33,059.38 


Interest on Investments 


8,708.52 


Refunds 


19.10 




$102,423.50 


Expenditures : 




Retirement Allowances 


$ 50,351.27 


Investments 


39,722.70 


Accrued Interest on Investments 187.13 


Refunds 


9,563.29 


Office Maintenance : 




Clerical Assistance 


1,681.00 


Office Supplies, Postage 


and Other 212.47 



$101,717.86 
Cash on Hand, January 1, 1956 $ 6,386.46 



144 



Statement of Assets and Liabilities 

Assets 

Cash, Andover National Bank $ 6,386.46 

Investments : 

Bank Stocks 23,760.00 

Government Bonds 75,376.82 

Railroad Bonds 48,243.88 

Telephone Bonds 51,803.36 

Public Utility Bonds 63,303.24 

Industrial Bonds 5,172.87 

Interest Due and Accrued, December 31, 1955 1,988.50 



$276,035.13 



Liabilities 

Annuity Savings Fund $182,993.55 

Special Fund Military Service 2,894.44 

Annuity Reserve Fund 42,897.38 

Pension Fund 47,201.35 

Expense Fund 48.41 



$276,035.13 

The required appropriation by the Town for 1956 is, Pen- 
sion Fund, $45,708.00, Office Maintenance, $2,030.00. 

During the year twenty four employees were taken into 
system. Seven members were retired. Thirteen members left 
the employ of the Town and two died. Two pensioners died. 

On December 31, 1955 there were one hundred and forty 
two active and five inactive members and thirty eight on 
retirement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George C. Napier, Chairman 
David L. Nicoll, Secretary 
Edmond E. Hammond 

Board of Retirement 

145 



Treasurer's Report 



Receipts and payments for the year were as follows : 

Balance, January 1, 1955 $ 626,241.00 

Receipts 2,442,629.09 



$3,068,870.09 
Payments 2,193,347.02 



Balance, December 31, 1955 $ 875.523.07 

Of this balance, $75,763.76 represented temporary bor- 
rowing for the new school. 

Disbursements were in accordance with 112 Selectmen's 
warrants. About 19700 checks were issued. Included in the 
totals above was $110,476.10 tax withholdings from the pay 
of 393 persons, about three quarters of them regular em- 
ployees. Payroll deductions for the purchase of U. S. Savings 
Bonds amounted to $5,951.24, and $13,599.40 for Blue 
Cross-Blue Shield dues. Parking meter receipts increased to 
$12,104.04, including $234.00 paid, largely in advance, by a 
bank. 159 tax titles amount to $7,523.23. 

Cemetery perpetual care and other trust funds, as well as 
those of the Retirement Board, all in the Treasurer's cus- 
tody, are listed on other pages of this report. 38 former 
town employees receive an average pension of $111.00 a 
month. 

In this, my 27th and last report, may I express my 
thanks to the voters for their continued confidence and to 
my associates for their helpful cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer 
146 



Town Debt 



AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 1956 



DETAIL OF PAYMENT BY YEARS 





Elementary 


High 


West 






Schools 


School 


School 




Year 


iy 2 % 


2.20% 


2.20% 


Totals 


1956 


$ 55,000. 






$ 55,000. 


1957 


55,000. 


$ 105,000. 


$ 30,000. 


190,000. 


1958 


55,000. 


105,000. 


30,000. 


190,000. 


1959 


55,000. 


105,000. 


30,000. 


190,000. 


1960 


55,000. 


105,000. 


30,000. 


190,000. 


1961 


55,000. 


105,000. 


25,000. 


185,000. 


1962 


50,000. 


105,000. 




155,000. 


1963 


50,000. 


105,000. 




155,000. 


1964 


50,000. 


105,000. 




155,000. 


1965 


50,000. 


100,000. 




150,000. 


1966 


50,000. 


100,000. 




150,000. 


1967 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1968 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1969 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1970 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1971 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1972 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1973 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1974 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1975 




95,000. 




95,000. 


1976 




5,000. 




5,000. 


Totals 


$580,000. 


$1,940,000. 


$145,000. 


$2,665,000; 



$145,000. Water Drainage bonds and $32,000. Shawsheen 
School Bonds have been authorized but not issued. 

147 



Report of Tax Collector 



POLL TAXES 



Year Collected 

1955 
1955 $ 7,658.00 

*Of this amount: 

Abatements to Men over 65 years $930.00 

Abatements to Men in Armed Services 320.00 



Abated 

1955 

*$ 1,356.00 



Outstanding 
Jan. 1, 1956 
None 



PERSONAL TAXES 



Year 


Collected 


Abated 


Outstanding 




1955 


1955 


Jan. 1, 1956 


1952 


$ 137.68 


$ 770.00 


None 


1953 


455.40 


928.84 


None 


1954 


2,709.64 


929.43 


None 


1955 


138,084.55 


988.43 


$ 4,681.65 




REAL ESTATE 


TAXES 




Year 


Collected 


Abated 


Outstanding 




1955 


1955 


Jan. 1, 1956 


1954 


$ 36,466.97 


$ 219.18 


None 


1955 


1,025,478.43 * 


* 19,170.22 


$39,925.67 


**Of this amount: 








Veterans' Exemptions 


$16,235.66 




MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE 




Year 


Collected 


Abated 


Outstanding 




1955 


1955 


Jan. 1, 1956 


1953 


$ 451.24 





None 


1954 


21,607.57 


$ 2,270.92 


$ 235.31 


1955 


170,013.57 


13,617.39 


4,455.66 



148 



MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIONS 

Water Liens $ 246.90 

Sewer Assessments 1,350.31 

Sewer Assessments (unapportioned) 1,043.66 
Sewer Assessments (apportioned) Paid in Advance 1,117.37 

Committed Interest on Sewer Assessments 270.64 

Classified Forest Land Tax 10.65 

Interest on Delinquent Taxes 1,406.22 

Estate of Deceased Persons 2,031.09 



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150 



Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our annual report :- 

Number of polls assessed 4,470 

Number of persons assessed 4,205 
(real and personal) 

Valuation — personal prop. $ 2,706,275.00 
Valuation— real estate 20,452,650.00 







$23,158,925.00 


Tax on polls 


8,940.00 




Tax on personal property 


143,432.92 




Tax on real estate 


1,084,000.69 








1,236,373.61 


Apportioned sewer 


1,256.74 




Committed interest 


251.65 




Abatements :- 






Poll taxes 


1,356.00 




Personal property 


3,616.70 




Real estate 


20,205.83 




Rate of taxation per $1,000. - 


- $53.00 




Number of assessed :- 






Horses 


55 




Cows 


456 




Yearlings, bulls, and heifers 158 




Swine 


127 




Sheep 


83 




Fowl 


42,969 




All other 


483 




Number of acres assessed 


16,857± 



Number of dwelling houses assessed 3,714 

151 



MOTOR VEHICLE And TRAILER EXCISE 

Number of vehicles assessed 7,080 

Assessed valuation $3,976,760.00 

Excise 181,461.63 

Abatements 15,888.31 
Rate per 1000 - $53.37 

Additional Assessments 

Number of polls assessed 66 

Number of persons assessed 29 

(real and personal) 

Valuation — personal property $5,220.00 

Valuation— real estate 3,230.00 

Tax on polls 132.00 

Tax on personal property 276.66 

Tax on real estate 171.21 

Number of acres assessed 36.21 ± 

Real Estate Exempt from Taxation - Chapter 59, Section 5. 

Clause 1 - Property of the United States $ 89,000 
Clause 2 - Property of the Commonwealth 

of Massachusetts 68,450 

Clause 3 - Property of Educational Corp. 4,631,900 

Property of Charitable Corp. 16,775 

Property of Benevolent Corp. 19,200 

Clause 11 - Houses of Religious Worship 194,825 

Parsonages 36,850 

Clause 12 - Cemeteries 77,175 

Andover Housing Authority 100,300 

Number of acres exempt 1598. 90± 

Land of Low Value 37.30+ 2,225 

Respectfully submitted, 

Board of Assessors 

J. Everett Collins, Chairman 
Sidney P. White 
Stafford A. Lindsay 

152 



MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AND PUBLIC 
IMPROVEMENTS 





Land and 


Equip, and 






Buildings 


other prop. 


Total 


Town Hall 


$ 115,900 


$ 15,150 


$ 131,050 


Shaw Property 


12,000 




12,000 


Fire Department 


92,175 


60,000 


152,175 


Police Department 


600 


4,000 


4,600 


Schools 


2,754,750 


82,000 


2,836,750 


Library 


212,000 


40,000 


252,000 


Water Department 


140,075 


1,340,030 


1,480,105 


Sewer Department 


13,200 


763,095 


776,295 


Highway Department 


26,200 


87,000 


113,200 


Parks & Playgrounds 


70,300 


6,200 


76,500 


Tree & Moth Departments 




10,000 


10,000 


Infirmary 


80,300 


2,500 


82,800 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


36,350 


1,125 


37,475 


Weights & Measures 




350 


350 


Town Scales 




500 


500 


Old Schoolhouses 


47,750 




47,750 


Punchard School Fund 




83,475 


83,475 


Memorial Hall Investment Funds 




93,054 


93,054 


Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 


7,050 


300 


7,350 


Beacon & Lowell Sts. - land 


1,000 




1,000 


Burnham Road - land 


2,500 




2,500 


Indian Ridge - land 


1,000 




1,000 


rear Red Spring Rd. - land 


400 




400 


Woodland - West District 


275 




275 


Carmel Woods - land 


12,000 




12,000 


Main & Dwight Sts. - land 


5,000 




5,000 


Public Dump Site - land 


2,800 




2,800 


Tax Title Possessions 


2,975 




2,975 


Totals 


$3,636,600 


$2,588,779 


$6,225,379 



153 



Board of Public Welfare 



The Board of Public Welfare submits the following report 
for the year 1955. 

Under the Old Age Assistance program we added twenty- 
four cases to our rolls, and dropped thirty-five. We had 
thirty-five applications, eleven of which were found to be 
ineligible. On January 1, 1955, we had one hundred and 
fifty-nine cases and at the close of the year, one hundred and 
forty-eight. There has been a steady drop in our case load 
since 1951, when we had a peak load of one hundred and 
eighty-five, and we feel this drop is due to the lien law which 
was passed in 1951, enabling the town to recover aid ren- 
dered persons owning real estate. However, the increasing 
hospital and individual costs are offsetting the case load 
reduction. 

During the year, the legislature passed a bill allowing 
$2.50 per month travel allowance to every recipient of Old 
Age Assistance who is not confined to bed. This allowance 
was effective as of January 1, 1956. 

Our Aid to Dependent Children program has remained 
about the same for the past two years. Early in 1955, we 
were aiding nine cases, but by the end of the year we had 
only eight cases on our rolls. 

The cost of Disability Assistance has been lower this year, 
as we did not have so much hospitalization, and the case 
load of six cases has remained steady all the year. 

General Relief costs have been lower as there has been 
steady employment, although the family man between 55 and 
65 years of age finds difficulty in obtaining work. This form 
of relief is influenced heavily by the rate of employment, 
which is good at the present time. 

154 



At this time, we wish to thank all citizens and private 
organizations who have assisted our department and con- 
tributed to the welfare of our citizens. 



Respectfully submitted 

J. Everett Collins, Chairman 
Sidney P. White 
Stafford A. Lindsay 
Arthur W. Cole, Welfare Agent 



155 



Report of Trustees of Spring Grove 

Cemetery 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit their An- 
nual Report for the year of 1955. 

During the year we had 64 internments and sold 20 new 
lots. We turned over to the Town Treasurer a total of $10275 
as receipts for this period. Of this amount $3789 was to be 
added to the Perpetual care funds, $1200 of this coming 
from the placing of six more of the old lots under care and 
the balance from the sales of new lots. Receipts from in- 
ternments, sale of lots, vaults, monument foundations and 
other services we furnish totaled $3450. We also had income 
from our perpetual care and other trust funds amounting 
to $3010 which the town received. There is a total of 
$118,593 in care of the Treasurer for these various funds. 

A great amount of damage was done to our shade trees 
by the 1954 hurricane. All that was possible in the way of 
restoration of these was done during the spring by outside 
contractors. The cost of this was paid for by the State. Many 

of our trees were totally destroyed and the life of others re- 
duced. A replacement program to take care of this loss is 
now being worked upon. 

During the year water extensions totalling 1680 feet were 
laid and another 420 feet of permanent black top road added. 
By the use of waste material and with some purchased fill 
a good start on the road connecting the two sides of the 
cemetery was made. All of the above are big jobs on which 
a little is being done each year. By having all required labor 
done by our own men we will eventually complete them at a 
very low cost to the town. 

156 



An article has been put in the Town Warrant asking for 
the replacement of one of our power lawn mowers. The 
machine now being used is 20 years old and the necessary 
repairs to keep it in use make it advisable to buy a new one. 



Fred E. Cheever, Chairman 
Albert E. Curtis, Secretary 
Malcolm E. Lundgren 
William D. McIntyre 
Irving J. Whitcomb 
Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 



157 



Office of Veterans' Service 



The Office of Veterans' Services submits the following 
report on Veterans' Aid and Rehabilitation for the year 
1955. 

For the past twelve consecutive years and continuing 
thru 1956, our number of veterans has and will steadily 
increase as our local young men and women return from 
service in the Armed Forces. These returning veterans all 
report to this office for application for the State Bonus and 
many other Federal and State Veteran Benefits. All have 
dependents, including parents, wives, and children, and these 
dependents are also entitled to apply for many benefits, if 
in need. For this reason, the demands on this office for ser- 
vice and financial assistance will grow and grow each year. 

During the year many conferences and interviews are 
held with veterans and their dependents. A record is kept 
only of the number of cases requiring paper work and the 
following summary is worthy of note. The main categories 
of cases and the case load was: Photostatic copies 190; 
Pensions 144 ; Vital Statistics 142 ; Bonus Applications 127 ; 
Allotments and Allowances 118; Hospital cases 80; Medical 
cases 88; Dental Cases 23; Insurance 57; Veteran Benefits 
59; Employment 57; Education and Training 77; Housing 
applications 38; Taxes 38; and 430 Miscellaneous cases of 
a diversified nature. 

This year, the calls for hospital and medical care were 
higher than in any previous year and the rising cost of drugs 
and medication made it necessary for this office to request 
an additional $2,000.00 to finish the year. Widows of World 
War I and aged parents of veterans are reaching the time in 
life when hospitalization and rest home care are necessary 
and it appears that our obligations in these two fields will 
be even greater than ever from now on. 

158 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts reimburses the 
Town of Andover for one-half of all money spent for direct 
aid to Veterans and their Dependents and this aid covers 
Food, Rent, Clothing, Utilities, Room and Board, Hospital 
and Rest Home Care, Nurses, Burials for indigent cases, 
Physicians, Dental Care, Glasses, Hearing Aids, etc. To be 
eligible, however, for Veterans' Benefits, a veteran or a de- 
pendent must be both worthy and in need. 

During the year, six dependent parents receiving aid 
have died. The veteran deaths numbered 22, including 1 
Spanish War; 9 World War I; 10 World War II; and 2 
British War Veterans. 

Employment has been good and the requests for aid to 
the veterans themselves were not too great. This was offset, 
however, by the definite increase in widows and dependent 
parents who applied for assistance and who, in most cases, 
are between 60 and 65 years of age and not yet eligible for 
Social Security. Therefore, they must seek aid under Chap- 
ter #115 of the General Laws of Massachusetts under which 
this office operates. 

We wish to thank all local veteran organizations, the Red 
Cross Chapter, all local charitable organizations, the State 
Investigators and Veterans Administration representatives 
who have all given our office ready cooperation and support. 
For their efforts, we are deeply grateful. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Sidney P. White 
Stafford A. Lindsay 



Francis P. Markey, Agent 
Office of Veterans' Services 



J. Everett Collins, Chairman 
Board of Selectmen 






159 



Patriotic Holiday Committee 



For several years, appropriations for the observance of 
Memorial Day and Armistice Day have been made at the 
annual town meetings. These appropriations were spent by 
a committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen from the 
membership of all local veteran organizations. 

Last year, the name of Armistice Day was changed na- 
tionally to Veterans Day with emphasis on making the newly 
named holiday one of wider recognition of the Veterans of 
All Wars. The past three Memorial Day Committees have 
made note of the rising cost of individual pots of flowers 
for over 560 veteran graves and with the rise in price came 
a reduction in the variety of flowers. It was voted last year 
that the individual pots of flowers be discontinued and in 
lieu of these that grave flags be placed on all veteran graves 
on the two above mentioned days. This was done at an an- 
nual saving of over $560.00. 

The Veteran committees also voted to combine the ob- 
servance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day with Flag 
Day and Armed Forces Day and ask for one appropriation to 
cover the four observances. The name of the committee was 
established as the Andover Patriotic Committee with the 
chief aim in mind being to bring our fellow townspeople's at- 
tention to the fact that these days are set aside to be recog- 
nized by all American citizens and not just the veterans. It 
has been a sad sight to march along our Andover streets and 
see hundreds of citizens who do not even take their hats off as 
the colors pass by. If the annual Memorial Day Parade and 
Service is to continue, more citizen groups and veterans 
will have to participate. The graves will always be respected 
by the veterans, but it is very discouraging to see fewer and 
fewer citizens partake in this annual memorial service. 

It appears that Veterans Day will take on a new aspect 
within the next few years and the celebration of the day will 
be more elaborate than in past years. 

160 



This year, Flag Day was observed by giving each child 
in the lower grades a small pin flag and the teachers spoke 
on the meaning of Flag Day and the significance of the flag 
and what it represents. 

Veterans Day was celebrated with all local organizations 
joining in one service and for the first 3 r ear, the observance 
was very successful. 

Armed Forces Day brings to our town contingents from 
all branches of our military personnel with equipment and 
instruction pamphlets pertaining to various pieces of ord- 
nance and other military apparatus. 

The Patriotic Holiday Committee hopes that our fellow 
townsmen will fully appreciate the fact that our town ap- 
propriates money for the proper observance of these national 
holidays ; that the Board of Selectmen appoints a committee 
to carry out the plans for these days ; but, that the success 
of their observance depends upon the cooperation of our 
citizens. We are all American citizens and are proud of our 
heritage and, therefore, should be proud to manifest our 
patriotism by participation in and appreciation of Memorial 
Day, Flag Day, Armed Forces Day and Veterans Day. 

Donald Wheelock, Past Commander Chap. #18 DAV 

Albert Cole, Jr., Past Commander Post #8 A. L. 

Thomas Eldred, Past Commander Post #2127 VFW 

Dorothy Volker, Past Commander Post #U27 

All Women's Post A. L. 

Francis P. Markey, Veterans' Service Agent 



161 



Seventh Annual Report of the 
Andover Housing Authority 



Nineteen hundred and fifty-five was the fifth full year of 
occupancy of the Andover Housing Project 200-1. 

This year the Authority had more or less routine repairs 
and maintenance of buildings and grounds. The grounds 
were improved with new hot top work done on sidewalks 
and well traveled areas. Hot top sidewalks were put from 
Memorial Circle to the Authority office and one from the 
Circle to the play area. Storm damage this year was small, 
with three cellars flooded in the August storm. The drain 
lines were repaired to take care of this. It is hoped this year 
that there can be four new maple trees secured to replace 
ones that have died. As the project gets older there is more 
repair work that has to be done. 

There was a turn-over of fifteen apartments in 1955 and 
two families were moved to larger apartments. Of the fifteen 
families that moved from the project, 11 bought new homes, 
three moved out of town and one moved to an apartment in 
town. There are at present 120 children in the 56 apart- 
ments of the project. 

There are applications on file from four needy families at 
present and more applicants expected. 

The payment to the Town of Andover in lieu of taxes for 
the year 1955 was $1,876.00. 

The members of the Andover Housing Authority as of De- 
cember 31, 1955 are : 

Franklin K. Haggerty, Chairman 
Garrett Burke, Vice-Chairman 
Thomas R. Wallace, Treasurer 

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George Noury, Ass't Treasurer 
Roy A. Russell, Secretary 
Ernest N. Hall, Executive Director 
and Project Secretary 
James E. Manning, Manager 

A balance sheet and statement of operations for the period 
ending December 31st. is attached. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ernest N. Hall, Executive Director 



BALANCE SHEET DECEMBER 31, 1955 

ASSETS 



Cash — Andover Savings Bank 


7,096.25 


Essex Savings Bank 


3,041.25 


Administration Fund 


18,696.42 


Security Deposit Fund 


850.00 


Accounts Receivable - Tenants 




Debt Service Fund 


8,355.22 


Debt Service Trust Fund 


811.65 



29,683.92 

120.00 

9,166.87 

Investment Debt Service Trust Fund 1,000.00 

Development Costs 626,000.00 

Less: Devel. Cost Liquidation 31,000.00 585,000.00 



Total Assets 624,970.79 



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LIABILITIES, RESERVES, & SURPLUS 

Income Tax Witholdings 33.77 

Pension Fund Deductions 20.00 

Accrued Insurance - Fire 3,292.54 

Accrued PILOT 140.00 

Matured Interest & Principal 11,407.96 14,894.27 



Tenants' Security Deposits 850.00 

Tenants' Prepaid Rents 59.00 909.00 



Bonds Authorized 626,000.00 

Less: Bonds Retired 31,000.00 585,000.00 



Debt Service Reserve 7,466.03 

Unamortized Bond Prem. 1,811.65 

Reduction of Annual Contribution 1,036.73 

Oper. Reserve (See Schedule #2) 9,471.35 19,785.76 



Surplus - Current Year 4,381.76 



Total Liabilities, Reserves & Surplus 624,970.79 



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Board of Appeals Report 



To the Board of Selectmen: — 

The Board of Appeals under the Zoning By-Law of the 
Town of Andover has the following members: James S. 
Eastham, Chairman, term expiring May 1, 1958; Hugh 
Bullock, Secretary, term expiring May 1, 1956; Edward P. 
Hall, term expiring May 1, 1957; and three associate mem- 
bers, Leon A. Field, Richard K. Gordon and Walter C. Tom- 
linson, terms expiring May 1, 1956. 

The Board suffered a great loss during the year in the 
death on May 10 of Mr. Roy E. Hardy, a member of the 
Board from the time of the adoption of the Andover Zoning 
By-Law in 1936 and its Secretary for many years. Mr. Hugh 
Bullock was appointed in his place on June 10th, 1955. 

The Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mrs. 
Hany W. Hayward, Clerk to Board of Assessors for her 
invaluable help in carrying on the administrative work of 
the Board of Appeals. Without her assistance it would have 
been difficult if not impossible for the Board to carry on its 
duties, particularly during a year when nearly four times 
as many cases were heard and decided as in the average of 
the last ten years. This increase in the number of cases was 
due to the amendment to the Zoning Law requiring a permit 
from the Board of Appeals for the removal for sale of sand 
and gravel in all parts of the town. There were 29 of these 
sand and gravel cases, exactly half of the 58 cases decided. 

During the year 1955, the twentieth year of the Zoning 
By-Law, the Board decided fifty-eight cases as follows: 

Petition of Arthur T. O'Hara, decided on January 3, for 
a variance to permit the conveyance as one lot of two exist- 
ing lots on the northwest side of Lincoln Street Granted 

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Petition of Luther P. Leighton, decided on February 23, 
for a variance to permit a subdivision of land at the south- 
east corner of Lowell and Lincoln Streets. Denied 

Petition of Roman R. Jesuit and Helen S. Jesuit, decided 
on February 28, for permission to build a garage at 59 Lin- 
coln Street. Granted 

Petition of Chester W. Farwell and Thelma E. Farwell, 
decided on February 28, for a variance to permit a re-sub- 
division of land on the southeasterly side of River Road. 

Denied 

Petition of Joseph W. Watson and Joan E. Watson, decid- 
ed on February 28, for a variance to permit the building 
of a dwelling house on each of two lots of land on Lowell 
Street. Denied 

Petition of Albert E. Schlott and Annie Schlott, decided 
on April 28, for permission to move a double house to vacant 
land at 150 Main Street. Granted 

Petition of Anna White, decided on April 28, for per- 
mission to convert a roadside stand on South Main Street 
into a general retail store. Denied 

Petition of Evelyn Marr Dore, decided on April 28, for 
a variance to permit a subdivision of land at 11 Locke Street. 

Denied 

Petition of Robert Stone Company, decided on April 28, 
for a variance to permit the erection and maintenance of a 
building for real estate sales and operation on land abutting 
on the north the Howard Johnson property on Route 28. 

Denied 

Petition of James A. O'Shea and Marion M. O'Shea, de- 
cided on May 9, for permission to build a garage at 11 Will- 
iam Street. Denied 

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Petition of Walter J. Dembkoski, decided on May 9, for a 
variance to permit a subdivision of land on the south side 
of Lowell Junction Road. Denied 

Petition of Arthur O'Hara, decided on May 20, for per- 
mission to remove for sale gravel from land on the west side 
of Lincoln Street. Granted 

Petition of Roy R. Farr, decided on May 23, for a variance 
to permit a subdivision of land on the south side of Gould 
Road. Denied 

Petition of Emile Sigouin and Lucinda Sigouin, decided 
on May 31, for permission to maintain a sanitarium at 10 
Argilla Road. Granted 

Petition of James Bateson, Jr. and Mary K. Bateson, de- 
cided on June 9, for permission to remove for sale sand and 
gravel from land on the southwest side of Cutler Road and 
along Old County Road. Granted 

Petition of Arthur G. Chamberlain, decided on June 9, 
for permission to remove for sale sand and gravel from 
land on the southeast side of River Road. Granted 

Petition of Chester D. Abbott, decided on June 20, for per- 
mission to remove for sale sand and gravel from land east 
of the Boston & Maine railroad tracks and east of Andover 
Street. Granted 

Petition of Joseph E. O'Brien and Mina M. O'Brien, de- 
cided on June 20, for permission to convert a one-family 
house at 25 High Street into a two-apartment house. 

Granted 

Petition of Karl C. Killorin, decided on June 20, for an 
amendment to the decision of April 28, 1955, granting per- 
mission to Albert E. Schlott and Annie Schlott to move a 
double house to 150 Main Street. Granted 

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Petition of Alexander H. Henderson, decided on June 24, 
for permission to remove for sale excess materials consisting 
of sand and gravel from land north of Central Street. 

Granted 

Petition of Fred Doyle, decided on June 24, for permission 
to remove for sale sand and gravel from land on the west 
side of Reservation Road. Granted 

Petition of Charles H. Dufton, decided on July 1, for a 
variance to permit a subdivision of land on the east side of 
Dufton Road Extension. Granted 

Petition of Hervey W. Croteau, and Wilfred Croteau, de- 
cided on July 1, for permission to remove for sale sand and 
gravel from land on the west side of Beacon Street. Granted 

Petition of Frank G. McCarthy, decided on July 1, for per- 
mission to remove for sale sand and gravel from land south 
of the intersection of Rattlesnake Hill Road and Old County 
Road near Foster's Pond. Granted 

Petition of John L. Cyr, decided on July 8, for permission 
to remove for sale sand, gravel and loam from land south 
of the intersection of Rattlesnake Hill Road and Old County 
Road near Foster's Pond. Granted in part 

An appeal was taken to the Superior Court which up- 
held the decision of the Board with one minor change. 

Petition of John L. Cyr, decided on July 8, for permission 
to remove for sale sand, gravel and loam from land on the 
west side of Woburn Street near the Andover-Wilmington 
town line. Denied 

An appeal was taken to the Superior Court which up- 
held the decision of the Board. 

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Petition of John L. Cyr, decided on July 8, for permission 
to remove for sale sand, gravel and loam from property on 
the east side of Beacon Street next to the Lawrence- Andover 
town line. Granted in part 

Petition of James E. O'Donnell, Jr., decided on July 8, for 
permission to remove for sale sand and gravel from land on 
the north side of Andover Street, the western boundary of 
which is along the Shawsheen River. Denied 

Petition of Johann Todt, decided on July 8, for permission 
to erect and operate a roadside stand on property on the 
east side of South Main Street. Granted 

Petition of James Bateson, Jr., decided on July 11, for a 
permit to remove for sale sand and gravel from land off 
Railroad Avenue. Granted 

Petition of Frederick A. Higgins, decided on July 11, 
for a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel from land 
on the east side of Greenwood Road and on the south side 
of High Plain Road. Denied 

Petition of Sidney P. White, decided on July 11, for a 
permit to remove for sale sand and gravel from land on the 
east side of Blood Road. Denied 

Petition of Herbert H. Andersen, decided on July 11, for 
a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel from land on 
the southwest side of Gleason Street. Granted 

Petition of the Andover Country Club, decided on July 11, 
for a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel from land 
between the end of Canterbury Street and Beacon Street. 

Granted 

Petition of Dan Barberian and William F. Collins, decided 
on July 11, for a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel 
from land north of Andover Street. Denied 

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An appeal was taken to the Superior Court which up- 
held the decision of the Board. 

Petition of John F. Foster and William P. Foster, decided 
on July 11, for a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel 
from land south and in the rear of 96 Central Street. 

Granted 

Petition of George R. Cairns and Loretta R. Cairns, de- 
cided on July 18, for a permit to remove for sale excess ma- 
terials consisting of sand and gravel from land being de- 
veloped for residential purposes west of the end of Cornell 
Avenue and Shawsheen Heights. Granted 

Petition of Theodore Grasso and Arthur R. LaChance, 
decided on July 18, for a permit to remove for sale excess 
materials consisting of sand and gravel from land being 
developed for residential purposes east of the junction of 
Lowell and Lincoln Streets. Granted 

Petition of Mitchell Johnson and Margaret W. Johnson, 
decided on July 29, for permission to build a bay window on 
the north side of the dwelling house on property at 59 Cen- 
tral Street. Granted 

Petition of Quannapowitt Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of 
America, decided on July 29, for a variance to permit a 
trailer to be located on property on the west side of Woburn 
Street, known as Camp Sargent. Denied 

Petition of John W. Gaudet and Irene M. Gaudet, decided 
on July 29, for permission to conduct a day nursery on the 
southeast corner of Rattlesnake Hill Road and Old County 
Road. Granted 

Petition of Clarence H. Lane and Gertrude E. MacConnell, 
decided on August 4, for a permit to remove for sale sand 
and gravel from land on the east side of Blood Road near 
the corner of Dascomb Road. Denied 

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Petition of Gladys V. Gibbons, decided on August 10, for 
a variance to permit a subdivision of land between Shaw- 
sheen Road and Lincoln Street. Granted 

Petition of Herbert H. Krauss and Mildred M. Krauss, 
decided on August 12, for permission to build a two-stall 
garage for trucks in the rear of 261 Beacon Street. Granted 

Petition of the Board of Public Works, decided on August 
12, for a permit to remove sand from land on the west side 
of Haggett's Pond. Granted 

Petition of Philip F. Wormwood, decided on August 16, 
for a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel from land 
on the northerly side of Lowell Junction Road at the old 
railroad embankment so-called. Granted 

Petition of William V. Heard, decided on August 16, for 
permission to build a residence nearer than 15 feet to the 
side lot line on the south side of Brookneld Road. Granted 

Petition of Arthur T. Sevigny and Phoebe F. Sevigny, 
decided on August 22, for a variance to permit the operation 
of an existing poultry plant for custom dressing at 245 Bea- 
con Street. Granted 

Petition of Earl R. Brown, Jr., decided on October 10, for 
a variance to permit a subdivision of property in the rear 
of residences on the north side of Andover Street. Granted 

Petition of Hovsep Vartabedian and Bayzar Vartabedian 
decided on October 28, for a permit to remove for sale sand 
and gravel from land on the south side of Bellevue Road 
near Haggetts Pond Road. Granted in part 

Petition of Harold C. Clossey and Mary A. Clossey, de- 
cided on November 9, for a variance to permit the use as a 
separate lot of a tract of land resulting from a re-subdivi- 
sion of land at 221 Highland Road. Granted 

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Petition of Jonas Leathers, decided on November 9, for a 
variance to permit a subdivision of property on the east side 
of Old County Road. Granted 

Petition of George R. Cairns and Loretta R. Cairns, de- 
cided on November 14, requesting an amendment of the de- 
cision of July 18, 1955, granting a permit to remove for 
sale sand and gravel from land west of Cornell Avenue and 
Shawsheen Heights. Granted 

Petition of Sarkis Krikorian, decided on November 16, 
for a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel from pro- 
perty on the southwest side of Gleason Street. Granted 

Petition of J. P. Stevens and Company, Inc., decided on 
November 21, for permission to subdivide property at the 
southwesterly intersection of Stevens and North Main 
Streets and along Railroad Street. Granted 

Petition of C. Lincoln Giles and E. Janice Giles, decided 
on December 5, for a permit to convert a dwelling house at 
392 Andover Street into a seven-apartment house. Granted 

Petition of C. Lincoln Giles and E. Janice Giles, decided 
on December 12, for an amendment to the decision of April 
2, 1953, granting a permit to Fred E. Cheever for an apart- 
ment house on Hidden Road. Granted 

Petition of Arthur G. Chamberlain, decided on December 
12, for an amendment to the decision of June 9, 1955, grant- 
ing a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel from land 
on the southeast side of River Road. Granted 



Respectfully submitted, 

James S. Eastham, Chairman 
Hugh Bullock, Secretary 
Edward P. Hall 

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Planning Board Report 



For the first time, the Planning Board has been operating 
with an adequate budget. With the appropriation voted in 
March, 1955, the Board has equipped its office with type- 
writer, office furniture and files. Mrs. Helen Richards was 
engaged on September 12th as Office Secretary. The Plan- 
ning Board office has been open to the public every morning 
from 9 :00 A. M until 12 :00 Noon since that date. 

Mrs Richards has established a filing system for all maps 
and forms in the custody of the Planning Board, as well as 
for correspondence, minutes, reports and all other data. 

During the year 1955, the Planning Board has considered 
a total of 17 proposed subdivisions. Preliminary plans have 
shown a total of 375 house lots for all subdivisions con- 
sidered. 

Definitive plans for these subdivisions or portions there- 
of have been received by the Planning Board in 9 cases, for 
a total of 112 house lots. 

The Planning Board has approved 7 of the 9 definitive 
plans submitted to it, after public hearing duly advertised 
and with appropriate changes where required. The total 
number of house lots finally approved in subdivisions is 87. 
By precinct as follows : 

Precinct 1. 16 

2. -- 

3. 30 

4. 15 

5. - 

6. 26 

Total 87 



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Of the two definitive plans disapproved, one was rejected 
for insufficient frontages and areas and one for reasons of 
health and safety (sewer lines already used to capacity, 
inadequate water pressure, acute drainage problems) . 

Developers of all subdivisions approved this year have had 
to post bond for utilities, or agree to restrictions upon sale 
of lots pending completion of utilities to the satisfaction of 
the Board, as provided in the Subdivision Control law. 

No subdivision plans in the C zone (1 acre lots) came be- 
fore the Board in 1955. 

The Planning Board has signed 72 plans "believed not to 
require the aproval of the Planning Board", i.e. plans of lots 
on accepted streets or changes in existing lots. The total 
number of new lots involved is 158. By precincts as follows : 

Precinct 1. 3 

2. 18 

3. - 

4. 54 

5. 21 

6. 62 



Total 158 

Thus, the total number of new lots approved for building 
purposes by the Planning Board in 1955 is 245, including 
subdivisions and lots on accepted streets. 

Preliminary plans have been received or considered by the 
Board as follows: 

William D'Annolfo So. Main St. 

(Rocky Hill Road) 18 

Robert Leathers So. Main Street 

(Alderbrook Estates) 46 

Carl Stevens Lowell Street 

(High Plain Road) 46 

J. Phillips Enterprises Westwind Road 17 

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Joseph Cussell 


Lincoln Circle 


22 


Realty Const. Co. 


Elm Street 






(Westwind Road) 


66 


C. D. & A. S. Shaw 


Gould Road 






(Vine Street) 


40 


Lincoln Giles 


Central Street 


8 



At the end of 1955, action was still pending on these pro- 
posed subdivisions. 

The Planning Board in 1955 has held a total of eleven 
formal public hearings, 9 on subdivisions and 2 on zoning 
changes. In addition to these formal hearings, the Board has 
sponsored or participated in numerous other public hearings 
and meetings and joint meetings with other Town Boards. 

The Planning Board has aided the School Committee by 
supplying information and recommendations relative to 
school site selection and probable future population 
increases. 

The Selectmen, the Board of Public Works and the Plan- 
ning Board jointly sponsored a public hearing on the pro- 
posed interchanges, overpasses and dead-ends along re- 
located Route 28. The Planning Board has kept closely in 
touch with the major highway proposals which will shortly 
have such a profound effect on the development of Andover, 
and has endeavored to prepare the Town by means of zoning 
to handle this inevitable development with as little disloca- 
tion of the Town's economy, standard of services and beauty 
as possible. 

At the suggestion of the Planning Board the Selectmen 
decided to appoint an Industrial Committee of five to aid 
the Planning Board in industrial zoning and to endeavor to 
encourage desirable industrial development in Andover with 
a view to balancing the community and providing a broader 
tax base. The work of this committee resulted in Articles 70 
and 71 in the warrant asking the Town to re-zone two large 
areas for industrial use, together with the restrictions ne- 
cessary to insure desirable industry. These proposals were 

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worked out jointly by the Industrial Committee, the Plan- 
ning Board and its consultants. The Planning Board joined 
the Industrial Committee in holding informal public hear- 
ings on the subject, and conducted the formal public hear- 
ing, as required by law. 

Since 1954, the responsibilities of the Board of Health, 
the Board of Public Works and the Planning Board regard- 
ing new building and particularly subdivisions, have become 
more closely integrated. Percolation tests are now required 
by the Board of Health for all new homes, the Board of 
Health reports to the Planning Board as a matter of routine 
on sanitation conditions for every new subdivision. Surface 
drainage provisions, street lay-outs and surfacing, sewerage 
and water lines required by the Planning Board in new sub- 
divisions are all subject to Board of Public Works review 
and approval. When conditions require, the Board of Public 
Works, the Selectmen and the Planning Board frequently 
consult together on problems relating to Town services and 
utilities. 

The Planning Board has attempted to institute this year 
a Capital Expenditures program for the Town of Andover. 
Results of their study will probably be available to the voters 
in advance of the March, 1956 Annual Town Meeting. The 
Finance Committee and the Selectmen have each met with 
the Planning Board to consider this project. 

Two meetings in Lawrence of the Planning Boards of 
Greater Lawrence have led to the proposal to join in estab- 
lishing a regional planning group in line with state enabling 
legislation passed in 1955. This proposal will appear as a 
special article in the warrant for the March, 1956 Annual 
Town Meeting. 

The Planning Board engaged the services of Mr. Clinton 
Goodwin, Civil Engineer and Mr. Nord W. Davis, Planning 
Consultant, in May, 1955. In addition to base map prepara- 
tion for the Town of Andover and aid and advice in major 
highway relocation problems, industrial zoning and various 
residential zoning changes requested by the Board, the team 

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of consultants has embarked upon a Master or Development 
Plan of Andover. Their report to the Town is as follows: 

"Master Plan : The following maps have been prepared : 

1) New base map of the entire town at the scale of 
800' to the inch. 

2) Four new maps of entire town at scale of 400' to 
the inch showing present land use. 

3) Four maps of Town at scale of 400' to the inch, 
showing the extent of sewer and water system and 
building permits from 1947-55. 

4) Map showing possibilities for off street and on 
street parking. 

On maps as set forth above, the information indicated 
and shown was collected by actual inspection, on the ground 
and from existing records. 

Major Highways: In connection with the collection of 
information on the street system, considerable time was 
spent in conferences with Town Officials and State officials 
relative to new major highways under consideration, name- 
ly Route 28 and Route 110. The two routes have been placed 
on the Town Base Map in their approximate locations for 
further use in planning and zoning studies. 

School Location Surveys: Studies and a report have 
been made to your Board and to the School Committee co- 
vering a section of the easterly portion of the Town, Shaw- 
sheen Village and a portion of Ballardvale, including at- 
tendance at a joint meeting of the Planning Board and the 
School Committee. The studies included a population count 
in a portion of the Town and projection of School population. 
Zoning: At the request of the Planning Board, we have 
attended at least two meetings each month with reference 
to Zoning problems. These conferences include meetings 
with the Andover Industrial Commission with reference to 

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proposed Industrial districts and attendance at hearings 
on such districts. A map showing proposed new Industrial 
Zones was made for use at these hearings. 

Proposed changes to Residential Districts in various parts 
of the Town have been studied with the Planning Board and 
placed on Maps for use in hearings held by the Board. 

All hearings on proposed Residential Zone changes have 
been attended by one of the Consultants. 

The consultants have furnished reports and recommenda- 
tions for subdivision control and industrial zoning regula- 
tions. Descriptions for new residential zones have been fur- 
nished from time to time as required. 

New Zoning Map : A new zoning map of the Town has been 
made for use in Town Meeting of March 1956 to indicate 
the proposed changes under consideration. 

Work is now being done for the Planning Board to fur- 
nish them with the following information : 

a) Recommendations of off street and on street park- 
ing locations. 

b) Map showing vacant available land, with areas 
best suited for various purposes. 

c) Map showing areas best suited for definite purpos- 
es and a report as to their importance in the de- 
velopment of the Town of Andover. 

In all its work the Planning Board has had able engineer- 
ing and assistance from Mr. Warren Petersen and Mr. Ralph 
Preble. 

The Planning Board wishes particularly to thank Mrs. 
Chester Jenkins who served as clerk to the Board up until 
September, 1955 and whose skill and experience were in- 
valuable. 

Mr. Kirk Batcheller was Chairman of the Board until 
August, resigning at that time after 9 years of devoted 

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service to the Town of Andover as member and then chair- 
man of the Planning Board. Mr. Donald Thompson was ap- 
pointed by the Selectmen to fill the vacancy. 

Mr. Eugene Bernardin, Jr., after serving as Secretary 
to the Board for the first half of the year, was elected its 
Chairman in August. 

The Planning Board strongly recommends that the Town 
establish a regular procedure for future site acquisition with 
funds appropriated for the purpose. This is particularly im- 
portant in the case of school sites. The Town should be in a 
position to acquire the location recommended by the Plan- 
ning Board to the School Committee as the best possible site 
for a school in the Northeast section of Town. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene A. Bernardin, Jr., Chairman 
Virginia H. Hammond, Secretary 
Robert F. MacMackin 
Lee E. Noyes 
Donald G. Thompson 



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Report of Recreation Committee 



Playgrounds 



As in past years, the Recreation Committee supervised 
and maintained six playgrounds - at Central, Ballardvale, 
Shawsheen, Indian Ridge, West Center, and North District. 
The usual program of inter-playground contests was con- 
ducted, including games, sports, arts and crafts, ping-pong 
and checker tournaments, the Twilight Baseball League and 
Junior Baseball. Due to precaution during the polio epide- 
mic, the Annual Picnic at Canobie Lake was cancelled and 
in lieu of it a Field Day for all children in town was held 
on the Ballardvale Playground which proved to be very 
successful and enjoyable. The playground attendance was 
much larger than in past years clue to the obvious increase 
in youngsters and our limited facilities and personnel were 
taxed to the limit. The season was one without mishap. As 
our town grows, we are of the opinion our playgrounds 
should be revised with special attention to adult and family 
recreation centered around the new school areas. We do 
believe we should maintain the play area at North District 
and develop it further. This is one problem to which we have 
given considerable thought and we would like to meet with 
any groups of interested citizens to discuss our plans. 

Pomps Pond 

This recreation spot is becoming one of the most appre- 
ciated in town. On two Sundays last summer, over 2,000 
people enjoyed the facilities of the beach. The traffic has 
been so heavy and the number of people so great that a po- 
lice officer must be hired on week-ends to supervise parking 
and keep general order. The beach is so crowded at times 
that our committee plans to open a new section of about 
125 feet this year. This will necessitate moving the 
guard house, grading, and a lot of fill, and we hope to in- 

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stall new piers adding one or two each year. It is most gra- 
tifying to our committee that the benefits derived, other 
than just enjoying the water and sunshine, are far beyond 
the intrinsic value of the money spent, as every year more 
and more youngsters learn the art of swimming, life sav- 
ing, and water safety. 

The percentage of money expended for bus service is too 
large a part of our budget. Bus service covers daily trips 
to Shawsheen Center, Andover Square, and Ballardvale Cen- 
ter, and is maintained throughout the day transporting 
chidren back and forth from Pomps Pond. We have reached 
the point where one bus in insufficient for this service. The 
beach is closed until noon each day to all except those en- 
rolled in swimming classes. From noon until early evening 
the beach is open to everybody. We are considering the idea 
of transporting youngsters only to the classes in the morn- 
ing and terminating afternoon service. We have not reached 
a decision on this point, but we do know that our budget 
will not allow us to transport all children who desire it, es- 
pecially in the afternoon. 

When our committee recommended the purchase of the 
Pomps Pond area, we had in mind the great recreational pos- 
sibilities of this piece of land. This beautiful wooded section 
is ideal for recreational activities of every nature and we 
are gradually planning a soft ball diamond, fireplaces for 
family cookouts, benches and tables for family picnics, etc. 
Recreation is at its best when the parents and children 
share it together. Pomps Pond and surrounding land is 
owned by the town and we hope to continue to develop it. 
The new beach extension and new piers will be the start in 
this direction this year. Our committee would like to dis- 
cuss other areas such as the Basso property with any in- 
terested individual citizens or groups. 

Winter Activities 

Skating is maintained at Ballardvale and excellent results 
have been accomplished this year due to the application of 

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white traffic paint over the entire hot top area. After years 
of mediocre success in maintaining ice on a black area, our 
efforts in painting the surface white have been so encourag- 
ing that we plan to do the same thing with the area at Cen- 
tral. Money has already been appropriated for this project 
by previous town meetings. 

Easter and Halloween 
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held on Easter Satur- 
day and the usual large scramble for 18,000 pieces of candy 
was enjoyed by many youngsters and witnessed by their 
parents. 

Halloween parties were held at Central, Ballardvale, West 
Center, and North District. The Police Department reports 
not one case of vandalism and the objective of these parties 
has been reached in preventing destruction of property as 
in former years. The children are rapidly learning that this 
night is for fun and frolic under supervision. To the P. T. A. 
members, the school teachers and the many volunteer work- 
ers we owe our sincere thanks for their generous cooperation 
in assisting at these parties. Our budget allocates $300.00 
for Halloween, and several civic, school, patriotic and vete- 
ran organizations give contributions to help defray expenses 
over our appropriation, such as cash prizes for best cos- 
tumes, penny fish bowls, etc. Without this financial assis- 
tance, our program could not be as elaborate as it has been. 
For this, our deep appreciation goes forth to the Andover 
Boosters Club, Andover Police Department, Andover Teach- 
ers Association, Andover Youth Center, A&P Store, Post 
#2128 VFW and the Post Auxiliary, Post #8 American 
Legion, Post #427 American Legion, All Women's Post, 
and the Balardvale Community Committee. The cooperation 
of the Board of Selectmen, the Police and Fire Departments, 
the Board of Public Works, and the individual efforts of 
members of other town departments have been most en- 
couraging and deeply appreciated. Our grateful thanks also 
are extended to our Playground Supervisor and his excellent 
staff and to our Head Life Guard and his efficient co- 
workers. 

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Our program is a program for youth and we are grateful 
to all who have given a hand in making our task a little 
lighter and our year most successful. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George Stanley, Jr., Chairman 

Walter Pearson 

Bart F. Smalley 

L. Gleynn Yeaton 

Francis P. Markey, Secretary 



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Report of the Special Committee 
On Water Sewerage for 1955 



Your committee was first created by vote of the Town in 
1941. The War interfered with any work, but in 1945 the 
Town authorized the committee to engage engineering as- 
sistance to conduct a survey. Weston and Sampson of Boston 
were chosen and they prepared a report which the com- 
mittee presented to the Town, comprising a comprehensive 
study of the water and sewerage systems, with recommen- 
dations and plans for widespread improvements. 

Beginning the next year, the Town from time to time has 
carried out much of the work recommended, especially a 
new intake and added pumping facilities at Haggetts Pond, 
a new force main to the Low Service Reservoir, and a new 
High Service Pumping Station with a cleaned main to the 
High Service Reservoir. Part of the recommended enforce- 
ment and extension of the distribution system has been 
done. Progress has been made in obtaining land around 
Haggetts Pond, to protect our supply and to make possible 
the raising of the level in the pond, at some future date. 

Some of the more urgent improvements in the sewerage 
system have been made. The building of a treatment plant in 
Ballardvale promises to solve a difficult problem in disposal. 

Thus the Town, working through its Boards of Selectmen 
and Public Works, generally with the approval of the 
Finance Committee, have carried out much of the planning 
offered by your committee ten years ago. However many of 
the plans remain unfinished, and because of the great growth 
of Andover many items which seemed to be far into the fu- 
ture now are becoming urgent. Our storage capacity and 
parts of our distribution systems are becoming rapidly in- 
adequate. Our available supply of water, which with some 

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additional storage at Haggetts Pond, seemed to be sufficient 
for perhaps 30 years to come, is now not too far in excess of 
our demand, and it appears inevitable that an additional 
supply must be sought before many years. 

Although these problems remain, and our sewerage sys- 
tem is almost equally in need of further improvements, we 
feel that the reorganization of the Water Department under 
a competent engineer and the creation of a Planning Board 
with strong powers and the ability to obtain engineering aid 
offer Andover the means of completing the necessary work. 
We feel therefore that the time has come to terminate the 
activities of your committee. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph A. McCarthy, Chairman 
Sidney P. White 
William R. Edwards 



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Report of 
Town Government Study Committee 



I. Introduction and Purpose 

At the town meeting of the Town of Andover on March 
21, 1955, the following article appeared in the town war- 
rant : "To see if the Town will vote to instruct the Modera- 
tor to appoint a committee of five persons to study the pre- 
sent administrative organization of the Town and the ad- 
vantages, if any, of adopting a Manager plan of adminis- 
tration, or an Executive Secretary to Selectmen form of 
government, and to make a report of its findings and re- 
commendations (together with any necessary legislation) 
to the next annual town meeting, and to appropriate $500. 
for the use of said committee, or take any action relative 
thereto." This article was adopted, but without any appro- 
priation. The undersigned committee, appointed by the 
Moderator, now respectfully submits its report and recom- 
mendations as called for by the article. 

It is important at the outset to make it very clear that in 
statements of fact concerning the present Town administra- 
tion, there is no intent to be critical of any Town official or 
employee. Our conclusions are based solely upon a careful 
study of the present organization of Town Government. 

II. Present Town Administration 

We made a survey of the present Town administration, 
interviewing the Selectmen, the Board of Public Works, the 
Town Clerk, the Town Accountant, and other Town officers 
and employees. As a result of the information we obtained, 
from the above and other sources, we prepared a chart 
which is attached to the end of the report, showing the pre- 
sent form of administration and how the various officials 
and boards are selected. 

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Upon examining the chart, it will be seen that at present, 
in order to keep our Town functioning, we must elect 15 dif- 
ferent individuals and boards, comprising all told, fifty per- 
sons. It requires a great many capable, conscientious, public 
spirited citizens satisfactorily to fill all of these offices and 
boards. 

There are three main boards that constitute the present 
administration of the Town, supplemented by a number of 
other boards and offices. The Selectmen supervise the police 
department, and the fire department, plus several other ac- 
tivities such as welfare and recreation. The Board of Public 
Works has complete charge of all public works, including 
water, sewer, highways, parks, trees, and other smaller ope- 
rations. The school department supervises the educational 
functions of the Town, including the operation of the school 
buildings and their maintenance and repair. These three 
main boards operate independently, are responsible only to 
the voters of the Town and have little communication one 
with the other except as some one individual may be a mem- 
ber of more than one board. The Board of Health, Planning 
Board, and Board of Library Trustees also operate as in- 
dependent units. 

There is no single body or official controlling the adminis- 
tration of the Town's affairs or the disbursement of funds 
appropriated by the Town meeting for the conduct of the 
Town's business and the extension of its services. The fact 
that there is no central administrative head and that so ma- 
ny different boards have to consider so many different facets 
of Town administration leads to much confusion. Frequent- 
ly, problems are referred from one board to another, because 
of confusion as to statutory requirements or for other rea- 
sons. This form of administration is ineffective and con- 
fused. The situation has convinced your committee that a 
change is desirable, and necessary. 

The consistent and rapid growth of the Town is throwing 
a heavier burden from day to day upon the various depart- 
ments. However diligent a part-time elected official may be, 

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it seems unrealistic to expect the efficient service that could 
be had through a single trained official who would devote 
his full time to the administration of the Town's affairs. 
We are convinced that the Town will continue to grow and 
that such growth will demand careful central planning and 
a continuing program of development. Past experience 
proves that under our present form of administration the 
Town cannot expect to keep abreast of the demands of fu- 
ture growth. 

III. Executive Secretary to Selectmen Form of 
Administration 

We gave consideration to the so-called Executive Secreta- 
ry to the selectmen proposal. An Executive Secretary to the 
Selectmen, or an Administrative Assistant, as the position 
is sometimes termed, would be an employee of the Town 
under the full direction of the Selectmen. He would have no 
more authority than was delegated to him by the Selectmen, 
and it would be limited to those few departments now ad- 
ministered under their direction. Unless he was invited by 
other departments to assist them, and accepted the invi- 
tation, with the approval of the Selectmen, he could have 
no part in the administration of any board or department 
of the Town. This condition would not, in our opinion, im- 
prove administration of Town Affairs, although it might re- 
lieve the Selectmen of some duties which they find onerous. 

We considered also the possibility of uniting some of the 
present boards, and combining their responsibilities. It is, 
however, our conclusion that any attempt to improve the 
Town administration must, of necessity, involve amend- 
ment to the statutes which govern our Town affairs. At best, 
any amendment short of the adoption of a complete new 
charter would be avoiding the issue and would not in any 
sense assure the improvement necessary for the efficient 
administration of Town business. 



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IV. Selectmen-Town Manager Plan 

These studies and the consideration of various possibil- 
ities of improvement inevitably led to one conclusion; that 
the best form of Town administration today is under a 
Selectmen-Town Manager Charter. Following enactment of 
such a charter by the State legislature and acceptance by 
the Town voters, the Town at its next annual election would 
vote for five selectmen. Thereafter, the Selectmen are elect- 
ed for three year terms. The selectmen would choose and 
appoint a Town Manager, who would be required to have had 
specialized education in municipal administration, and also 
to have had practical experience in administration of some 
Town or governmental unit. The appointment would be for 
a term of three or five years. The Manager would have com- 
plete charge of the administration of the business affairs 
of the Town, appointing most of the Town officials and com- 
mittees. The voters would still elect the selectmen, the school 
committee, and the moderator, and the moderator would ap- 
point the finance committee as at present. The Town Manag- 
er would be accountable to the Selectmen for the proper ad- 
ministration of the Town's affairs and should his services 
prove unsatisfactory, the Selectmen, by a majority vote, 
could remove him from office, subject to the right of the 
Manager to a public hearing. 

It will be said in opposition to the Town Manager plan 
that the people are surrendering their rights. That state- 
ment is not justified. The people will not surrender any 
rights in administering the affairs of the Town. Town Meet- 
ings would still be held and their powers would be exactly 
the same as at present. No funds could be spent, except 
those appropriated by the voters at Town Meeting. The peo- 
ple elect the Selectmen, just as they now elect all their offi- 
cials who are subject to election by ballot, and the people 
could defeat for re-election any Selectmen whose service 
they did not regard as satisfactory. The Selectmen appoint 
the Town Manager and have* the right to remove him. 

In our studies in Andover and in other communities, cer- 
tain questions appear to be asked most frequently. 

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How much is a Town Manager paid ? 

We are told that Andover could obtain the services of a 
good Town Manager for about nine to ten thousand dollars 
a year. 

How many towns in Massachusetts have thrown out the 
Town Manager plan ? 

Sixteen towns in Massachusetts have adopted the Town 
Manager plan since Norwood first adopted it in 1915. Only 
one town has abandoned the Town Manager plan. Orange 
instituted the plan in 1930 but dropped it after two years 
of experiment in the period of the depression. In addition, 
twelve cities in Massachusetts have adopted the plan, and 
nine still retain it. Hundreds of towns and cities throughout 
the nation operate under the plan. 

Isn't the Town Manager Plan undemocratic ? 

The Town Manager Plan is a change in the form of ad- 
ministration and not in the form of government. The Town 
Meeting is unchanged and continues to be the source of 
Town authority. The voters elect the selectmen, who appoint 
the Town Manager and can remove him. As a matter of 
fact, the Town Manager form of government is more res- 
ponsive to the wishes of the voters. As a full-time employee 
the manager is more accessible, he can make immediate de- 
cisions, and it is up to him to see them carried out. There 
is less "buck-passing". 

Aren't the jobs of town employees less secure under a 
Town Manager? 

In Towns where there is a Town Manager, town em- 
ployees are more satisfied with the conditions of employ- 
ment. Their ability to hold their jobs depends on the per- 
formance of their work and is less subject to termination 
as a result of the election of new board members. Pay scales 
throughout the town tend to be placed on a more equitable 

190 



basis. When entering on his work, the Town Manager must 
depend on experienced employees and will continue them 
in their positions so long as they fill them adequately. 

The experience of Brunswick, Maine, is especially inter- 
esting. There the town employees purchased advertising 
space in the local newspaper before the manager referendum 
urging the people not to approve the manager plan. The 
plan was nevertheless adopted and after a year's experience 
with the manager the employees purchased a full page of ad- 
vertising space and retracted their former opposition. 

Are not Town managers prone to stay only a short time 
in one spot, and haven't they a tendency to keep moving on 
to higher paid positions ? 

It is not unusual for a Town Manager to remain in a 
town for ten or more years. When a manager does such a 
good job that he is sought by a larger community, it means 
that his administration is a success. If he accepts a better 
offer, he leaves to his successor a smooth-working organiza- 
tion. 

Since the Manager has no control of the expenditures 
of the School Department, are not the opportunities for eco- 
nomy unimportant? 

Even with the School Department eliminated, the manag- 
er still has control over the spending of two-thirds of the 
Town Budget. That would have amounted in 1955 to more 
than $1,000,000, a large opportunity for economies. 

We find the following specific reasons why a Town Manag- 
er Plan is desirable in Andover : — 

1. It places the administration of the Town's affairs in 
the hands of a full-time executive who is trained and ex- 
perienced in the management of municipal business. 

2. It makes possible operating economies through cen- 
tral purchasing of supplies and the pooling of personnel 
and equipment. 

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3. It eliminates competition between boards for Town 
appropriation and bases requests for appropriations on the 
overall needs of the Town. 

4. It makes possible better coordination of Town activi- 
ties and an over-all program for future development. 

5. It frees the selectmen from the details of administrat- 
tion and allows them to devote their time and efforts to po- 
licy decisions. 

6. It provides the voters with more convenient access 
to the Town Government and assures them of more imme- 
diate action on their problems. 

7. It improves the morale of employees of the Town by 
assuring them of impartial treatment and equal considera- 
tion. 

8. It speeds up the preparation of the Town Budget, 
simplifies its presentation, and makes possible more tho- 
rough study by the Selectmen and the Finance Committee 
before Town meeting. 

9. It does away with costly delays which are unavoidable 
when day-to-day decisions are dependent on committee 
action. 

In accordance with the instruction of the Town Meeting, 
we have prepared legislation which would permit the Town 
to vote on the issue at the fall election. A chart is attached 
hereto which outlines the form of administration under the 
proposed statute. 

Your committee unanimously recommends that the Town 
vote to petition the General Court to enact legislation to 
permit the Town to adopt a Selectmen-Town Manager Plan, 
substantially in accordance with the proposed statute filed 
with the Town Clerk. 

Howell M. Stillman, Chairman 
Thomas V. Sullivan, Secretary 
Wallace E. Brimer 
Daniel E. Hogan, Jr. 
C. Carleton Kimball 

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Andover Town Infirmary 



To the Selectmen of the Town of Andover : 

I am submitting my report for the year 1955. On January 
first of 1955 we had six regular boarders, four women and 
two men, all of whom were able to care for themselves at the 
time. During the year we had three temporary boarders, 
one of whom was 104 and stayed for a ten weeks vacation ! 
In September one of our ladies who had been with us seven 
years had a fall and since the state does not allow us to have 
bed patients, she is still in a South Lawrence Nursing home. 

In February, the State Building Safety Inspector came 
on a visit and left orders for new safety requirements and 
the installation of a fire alarm system. In May the contracts 
were let out and in June the carpenters, electricians etc. 
began the necessary work. In July, all work but the fire 
alarm system was completed and the inspector came again 
and said that he could not issue us a safety inspection cer- 
tificate until that was completed. Parts for the system of 
the type that was requested would not be available until 
late in November. 

In August we of course suffered with the heat as well as 
other people in this part of the country and experienced 
flooded cellar floors during the rains from the hurricanes, 
but other than temporary loss of power, we were not in- 
convenienced at all. 

October found the state inspector here again wondering 
why the fire alarm system hadn't been completed. A badly 
needed garage door was installed and painted this month. 
Combination storm windows for the Infirmary have not as 
yet been approved, although several bids have been offered. 

Two rooms on the ladies' floor were freshened with new 
paint and one with a new linoleum and the kitchen was also 
made fresh with new paint. Other rooms will need to be done 
this coming year. 

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Two days before Christmas a new boarder was added to 
our list and in January we officially had seven people here 
although one is still in the aforementioned nursing home. 
We need a new wheel chair for emergencies. Our old cum- 
bersome one has been loaned to the fire department, and a 
new lightweight folding one would be more useful here es- 
pecially for old people who do not have the strength to ma- 
nage the heavier ones. 

My thanks to the ambulance drivers of the fire department 
who have been called several times in the past year and who 
have been so courteous and kind with the patients. 

At the present time I believe we are equipped to the sa- 
tisfaction of the State Building Inspectors, Fire Inspectors, 
Health Inspectors etc. 

At Christmas, the usual visits were made by members of 
the November Club, King's Daughter's, Abbot Academy 
Christian Association, Brownies, Christ Church Carol Sing- 
ers and several individuals who remember the folks so ge- 
nerously at this time. The annual Christmas party was held 
and gifts distributed to the people here by the son of the 
matron and superintendent. Hundreds of cards were also 
received. 

The sidewalk to the front door and the front cement step 
is badly in need of repair. The driveway to the rear en- 
trance of the house and to the garage also needs resurfacing. 

Very truly yours, 

Jean E. Weeks, Matron 



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Fire Department 



Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit the annual report of the Fire Department 
for the year ending December 31, 1955. 

During the year 1955, the Fire Department answered the 
following alarms: eighty-six (86) bell alarms (1 false) ; 
249 still alarms for a total of 335 alarms of fire. Mutual Aid 
responses consisted of 6 to Lawrence, 1 to Lowell, 1 to Haver- 
hill, and 8 to Tewksbury. 

The total assessed valuation of buildings where fire oc- 
curred amounted to $360,825.00 and the fire loss in said 
buildings amounted to $14,789.00. 

Ambulance calls for the year totalled 753, of which num- 
ber 644 were handled by the 1946 Cadillac Ambulance, 33 
by the 1937 Henney Ambulance, 36 by the Chief's car, 28 by 
Lt. Cole's personal car, 3 by Joseph Gaudette's personal car, 
2 by Deputy Cole's personal car, 1 by Wilson Crawford's 
personal car, and 5 handled by the Jeep Utility truck. The 
North Andover ambulance, through mutual assistance, was 
used on two (2) calls in Andover. Also through mutual 
assistance, our ambulances responded to Lawrence Fire 
Department requests 4 times and to North Andover 12 times 
on request of the North Andover Fire Department. The 
Andover Police Department, at our request, have always 
cooperated in handling emergency requests for transporta- 
tion and ambulance assistance and, therefore, should be 
mentioned here for their invaluable aid. 

Fire Prevention Inspections for 1955 amounted to 161; 
inspection of Liquified Petroleum Gas Systems totalled 57; 
inspection of power oil burners and associated oil storage 

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tank installations amounted to 260 ; and inspection of range 
oil burners and associated oil storage tanks amounted to 
43. The inspection of school buildings, mercantile establish- 
ments, upon request, individual hazards have been asso- 
ciated with fine cooperation and, in most cases, we have 
received fine response to our recommendations and orders. 

During 1955, the emergency boats responded to six (6) 
calls for the removal of dogs from icy waters, 3 in the Shaw- 
sheen River, 2 in Fosters Pond, and 1 in Rabbitts Pond. On 
these calls, seven dogs were handled, — five were saved and 
returned to their owners and two were removed from the 
water and disposed of by proper authorities. 

Personnel of the Department consists of Permanent and 
Call Force members. The Permanent personnel consists of 
22 members as follows : Chief, 3 Deputies, a Lieutenant and 
17 Fire-Fighters. These 17 Fire-Fighters are assigned to 3 
platoons working a 56 hour week and a Deputy is in charge 
of each platoon. 

Platoon #1 consists of a Deputy and five men at the Cen- 
tral Station and one man at the Ballardvale Station. 

Platoon #2 consists of a Deputy and four men at the Cen- 
tral Station and one man at the Ballardvale Station. 

Platoon #3 consists of a Deputy and five men at the Cen- 
tral Station and one man at the Ballardvale Station. 

Your permanent personnel for fire protection coverage, 
therefore, is an officer and, at most, six men including a 
response by the Ballardvale Station. Housing, as we do, five 
vehicles (3 pumpers, a ladder truck and a forest fire truck) 
not to mention two ambulances and a utility truck, it can 
be readily seen that drivers are about the total coverage at 
any time by permanent members on duty. Each ambulance 
response calls for two men, thus depleting this number con- 
siderably, and if two ambulances are out and something 
should happen, it is evident what few men are available to 
work. A fire, drowning or other emergency at a time such 
as this will tax our force way past its limit. 

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In this line, I would recommend the creation of six more 
permanent positions to be absorbed as follows : one man on 
each platoon in the Central Station and one more in the 
Ballardvale Station to make this station more applicable to 
fire fighting, rescue and drowning cases, since, on any res- 
ponse at the present time, one man alone cannot alone handle 
assignment to any degree of efficiency, resulting in a res- 
ponse simultaneously from the central station to augment 
this man. 

Several emergencies during the past year have made in- 
creasingly evident the urgent need for more manpower in 
our department. The Call Force in Andover consists of two 
companies - one in Ballardvale consisting of a Captain and 
five men who respond on box alarms and efficiently so dur- 
ing the night time hours and on Saturday and Sundays, but 
during the day time hours, Monday through Friday, no res- 
ponse can be had as all work either in factories or out of 
town. The Central Station company consists of a Captain 
and eighteen men who likewise respond on box alarms and, 
as in the case of Ballardvale, the night time response is 
efficient but the majority of the men work either in factories 
or out of town. There are, however, six or seven men who 
either conduct their own business or are in a position to 
answer day time box alarms and if it were not for this, a 
serious situation would have arisen before now. I, therefore, 
recommend that these men be adequately compensated for 
carrying this load. 

Equipment on hand as of January 1, 1956, consisted of : 

1 Triple combination - 1000 G. P. M.pumper — 1953 
1 Triple combination - 500 G.P. M. pumper — 1945 
1 Triple combination - 500 G. P. M. pumper — 1937 
1 65 ft. Junior Aerial, Ladder truck 1941 

1 Cadillac Ambulance 1946 

1 Henney Ambulance 1937 

1 Forest Fire truck 1950 

1 Jeep (Utility truck) 1953 

1 Chief's car - DeSoto 1955 

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Hose on hand includes: 6,850 ft. of 2^ in., 4,100 ft. of 
li/ 2 in., 2,150 ft. of 1-1/8 in. forestry hose and 1,450 ft. of 
% in. rubber booster line hose. 

I recommend that next year the 1937 American LaFrance 
Pumper, which will be twenty years old then, be replaced 
by a new 750 G. P. M. pumper. 

Buildings: Both stations, Central and Ballardvale, are 
old and in need of expert appraising as to recommendations 
for preserving, maintaining, or altering of same if no im- 
mediate future plans call for their replacement. The outside 
maintenance of these buildings due to past hurricanes is 
urgent because they have been weathered considerably and 
are in need of repairs. 

Serious consideration I hope will be given to locating a 
station, equipment and men in the near future somewhere 
in the Lowell St., West Parish area. In line with this 
thought, it may well be to the advantage of the town to keep 
the 1937 pumper in reserve and when the time comes, lo- 
cate the new pumper, recommended for purchase next year, 
in West Andover to disperse some of our coverage. I would 
also recommend that the forest fire truck be stationed in this 
area. When one realizes that we are covering an area of 31 
odd square miles of territory from one corner of our town, 
it can readily be seen that as houses spread out so must our 
protection. 

Fire Alarm System: This system, being installed over 
fifty years ago, has given Andover good service, but as is 
the case in most instances, it has not grown comparatively 
with the growth of and dispersal of the population. I re- 
commend, therefore, a program of installing four boxes and 
the associated wiring of same to the extension of this cover- 
age in the areas most needed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Henry L. Hilton, Chief 

Andover Fire Dept. 
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Police Department 



To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

January 18, 1956 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit a summary of the activities of the Police 
Department for the year ending December 31, 1955. 

Miscellaneous complaints received and investigated 550 

Summons served for out of town police 258 

Automobiles stolen in Andover 4 

Automobiles recovered in Andover 1 

Bicycles stolen in Andover 17 

Bicycles recovered in Andover 15 

Breaks in camps and dwellings 10 

Doors in business district found open and secured 165 

Lost children returned to parents 15 
Runaway children returned to parents and institutions 13 

Missing persons reported, located, and returned 9 

Number of persons bitten by dogs 38 

Dog Bites reported to Board of Health 38 

Dogs lost and returned to owners 25 

Dogs killed by automobiles 33 

Dogs injured by automobiles 53 

Cattle lost and returned to owners 3 

Street lights out reported to Lawrence Electric Co. 882 

Dead bodies cared for by police 4 

Persons notified for out of town police 24 

Dwellings inspected while owners away 355 

Articles found and returned to owner 18 
Highway conditions reported to Board of Public Works 71 

Persons taken to Danvers State Hospital 9 

Persons taken to hospitals in police cars 14 

Bell alarms covered by police 81 

Breaks made in business district 11 

201 



Attempted suicide 1 

Arrests made for out of town police 2 

Arrests and Charges 

Drunkenness 52 

Speeding 57 

Operating under the influence of liquor 10 

Allowing improper person to operate motor vehicle 1 

Leaving scene of accident 1 

Operating without license 4 

Operating after revocation of license 1 

Operating after suspension of license 1 

Refusing to stop for officer in uniform 1 

Violation of law of the road 1 

Operating to endanger 1 

Failure to stop at stop sign 1 

Parking meter violation 2 

Failure to display inspection sticker 6 

Armed robbery 2 

Larceny 8 

Breaking and entering 8 

Delinquent child 2 
Lewdness 
Forgery 
Unnatural act 
Vagrancy 

Assault and battery 
Neglect of family 
Disposal of rubbish on public way 
Violation of probation 

Disposition of Cases 

Convicted in District Court 129 

Placed on file 14 

Probation 3 

Released by Probation Officer 28 

Sentenced to State Prison 2 

Committed to Youth Service Board 2 

Dismissed 2 

Appealed to Superior Court 3 

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Fines paid $1,255.00 

During the year 1955 there were 148 reportable accidents 
in Andover. Reportable accidents include fatal accidents, 
personal injury accidents, and property damage accidents 
where damage to one or more vehicles or other property 
amounts to more than $100.00. A breakdown of the accident 
total shows the following information : 

Fatal accidents 

Personal injury accidents 65 

Pedestrian accidents 4 

Bicycle-Motor vehicle accidents 5 

Property damage accidents 74 

The attached picture of the Traffic Accident Map main- 
tained at the police station shows a close-up of the two lo- 
cations where the most accidents occur; #1, the area of y% 
mile radius of Andover Square, and #2, the area of % mile 
radius of Shawsheen Square. However, Rte. 28 from the 
Reading line to the Lawrence line is still the source of most 
of the town's accidents. In spite of the increased number 
of vehicles and traffic flow, there were 3 less reportable ac- 
cidents in 1955 than in 1954. During the year a total of 518 
motor vehicle violation notices were issued by the local offi- 
cers, and 2583 vehicles were booked for illegal parking. 

The school safety program continues to be one of the 
most important phases of police work. The police safety offi- 
cer working in conjunction with the school safety officer 
conducted many varied programs during the year. In- 
cluded was a bicycle rodeo stressing bicycle safety which 
was conducted under the supervision of the Registry of 
Motor Vehicles. Prizes were awarded to the winners of the 
various age groups. There are over 2075 bicycles registered 
in the town. Many talks on safety, together with the show- 



203 



ing of safety films and the placing of safety posters in the 
several schools keeps the safety officer busy on the school 
safety program. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David L. Nicoll 
Chief of Police 



DOG OFFICER 

To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Massachusetts. 

January 12, 1956 
Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report as Dog Officer for the 
year ending December 31, 1955. 

Total number of dogs licensed in Andover 1383 

Number of Kennel licenses in Andover 21 

Number of complaints received and investigated 51 

Total number of dog bites received and investigated 38 

Number of dog bites reported to the Board of Health 38 

Stray dogs picked up and cared for 52 

Dogs reported lost by their owners 115 

Number of dogs returned to owners 52 

Total number of homes found for stray dogs 19 

Number of dogs struck and injured by motor vehicles 64 

Number of dogs struck and killed by motor vehicles 42 

Dogs destroyed by police 7 

Dead dogs removed from highways 31 

Number of hens killed by dogs 7 

Number of goats killed by dogs 1 

Number of Deer killed by dogs 1 

Dogs reported by owners as having been poisoned 3 

Dogs taken from River 1 

Number of dogs turned over to the M. S. P. C. A. 25 

Number of dogs reported lost by out of town owners 4 

Respectfully submitted, 

William R. Hickey 
Dog Officer of Andover 
204 



Board of Health Nurse and Agent 



To the Board of Health and Townspeople of Andover: 

I herewith submit a brief report as Board of Health 
Nurse and Agent for the Town of Andover for the year 
1955: 



1955 


1954 


1953 


Dog Bite 45 


66 


46 


Tuberculosis 3 


4 


1 


Scarlet Fever 101 


16 


5 


Chicken Pox 106 


24 


97 


Whooping Cough 4 


14 


12 


Measles 307 


17 


27 


Mumps 24 


107 


22 


Syphilis 3 





1 


Gonorrhea 








Infectious Hepatitis 5 








Meningitis Meningococcial 





1 


Anterio Poliomyelitis 9 


2 





German Measles 1 


1 


12 


Typhoid Fever 





1 


Undulant Fever 








Salmonomellosis 1 








Totals : 609 


251 


225 


Deaths from Contagious Diseases 




Pulmonary Tuberculosis 





1 


Poliomyelitis 1 








Totals : 1 





1 



In 1955, Andover held the following free clinics: Polio- 
myelitis, Baby Clinic, and the Anti-Rabic Clinic for dogs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Lotta M. Johnson, R. N., R. S. 

205 



Milk Inspector's Report 



To the Totvnspeople of Andover: 

I submit herewith a brief summary of the activities of my 
office for the year ending December 31, 1955. 

The following licenses were granted and the fees for 
these turned over to the Town Treasurer : 

Milk and cream 63 
Manufacture of Ice Cream 

and Frozen Desserts 3 

Oleomargarine 20 

Pasteurization 6 

The distribution of the milk and cream licenses is as 
follows : 

Distributors delivering from trucks 23 

Retailers (including soda fountains) 24 
Restaurants 16 

Throughout the year, periodic inspection trips were made 
to all of the pasteurization establishments and a number of 
trucks delivering milk were stopped for inspection and 
sampling. 

One complaint was received from a consumer relative to 
a milk sample. This complaint was checked and found to be 
minor in nature. One request for a source of goat's milk was 
also followed up. 

Our revised ordinances relative to milk, which were adopt- 
ed during 1955, permit the use of milk dispensers in this 
town. We now have six of these units in operation at local 
restaurants and they have proved to be satisfactory. 

206 



Since this will be my last report as your Milk Inspector, 
I would be most remiss if I failed to publicly express my 
thanks to all who have made my last eight years as Milk 
Inspector a most rewarding experience. My particular 
thanks to the town officials, the members of the Board of 
Health and our most valuable agent, Mrs. Lotta M. Johnson. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert A. Walsh, Milk Inspector 



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Report of Building Inspector 



To the Board of Selectmen : 
Town of Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit to your board my report for the year 
ending December 31, 1955. 

There were two hundred and Sixty eight permits issued 
for new biuldings and One Hundred and Fifty Five permits 
issued for Additions and Alterations. 

The estimated cost of construction reached a total of 
Six Million Five Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Eight 
Hundred Forty Five Dollars ($6,575,845.00). Of this total 
Six Hundred Seventy Four Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Twenty Dollars ($674,720.00) was the estimated cost for 
Additions and Alterations. 

The estimated cost for New Dwellings was Three Million 
Six Hundred Sixty Nine Thousand Three Hundred Dollars 
($3,669,300.00). 

Ten additional apartments were provided by Addition 
and Alterations to existing buildings and one apartment by 
Duplex construction, thereby bringing the total added hous- 
ing during the past year to Two Hundred and Twenty Two 
units. 

The Building Permits issued are classified as follows: 
Duplex Dwelling 1 

Dwelling & Garage 170 

Dwelling only 40 

Garage 2 

Commercial Garage 
Bank Building 
Insurance Building 
Gymnasium 
High School 
Bus Storage 

Summer House 3 

Work Shop 1 

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Tool Shed 5 

Factory Warehouse 1 

Shed 1 

Garage & Breezeway 3 

Track House 1 

Cellar only 6 

Sawdust House 1 

Brooder House i 

Animal Shelter 1 

Swimming Pool 1 

Hen House 1 

Freight Elevator 1 

Batching Bin 1 

Camp 1 

Carport 1 

This Department has collected in fees and turned over to 
the Town Treasurer Six Thousand Eight Hundred ninety 
Nine Dollars and Fifty cents. ($6899.50) . 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ralph W. Coleman, Building Inspector 



Report of Wire Inspector 



Board of Selectmen, Andover Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report for wiring inspections the year 

1955. 

Number of Wiring Inspection Permits 595 
Number of Fixture Inspection Permits 94 



Total 689 

Total amount collected and turned over to Treasurer 
Town of Andover, Mass., $689.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William J. Young, Wire Inspector 

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Sealer of Weights and Measures 



December 31, 1955 
Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Massachusetts 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1955: 

Work performed from January 1, 1955 to December 31, 
1955 inclusive, including Scales, Weights, Gasoline meters, 
Vehicle tank systems, etc. : 

Adjusted Sealed Not Sealed Condemned 
Totals 40 488 3 1 

Other Work Performed 

Complaints investigated 8 

Trial weighings and measurements of commodities 

put up for sale 556 

Other inspections: Pedlars, oil and coal cert. 274 

Total collections for the year 1955 were, $230.35. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph Serio, Sealer 



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Report of Civil Defense Agency 



Board of Selectmen 

Toivn House, Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen; 

Civil Defense as a whole, from the National level, down 
through State, City and Town has taken on a far more im- 
portant meaning. Great changes have been made in manage- 
ment, personnel, methods and intent of purpose. 1956 will 
find Civil Defense stepped up to a far greater degree. It 
will have a very pertinent meaning and responsibility. It 
will undergo strict scrutiny and supervision by State and 
Federal officials. 

Andover, though a small town, has a very vital and res- 
ponsible part to play in the official state picture, as it has 
been designated as the number one Reception Center north 
of Boston. In case of an emergency, Evacuation will be the 
order, and our assignment, our orders, will be to accept, 
house, feed, clothe and in general care for approximately 
30,000 persons evacuated from the Boston area. THIS 
COULD BE OUR JOB AND RESPONSIBILITY. 

I sincerely trust that all of us, citizens and officials alike 
will exert a greater effort to bring about an Andover Civil 
Defense Agency, worthy of its name. 

I wish to congratulate the Andover Auxiliary Police and 
officers for its outstanding accomplishments. Few citizens 
realize or appreciate the many hours of service this group 
gives our town gratuitously. Andover can well be proud of 
these loyal, well trained and unselfish men, ready for any 
emergency, 

Respectfully, 
Harold W. Wennik, Director Civil Defense 

211 



Town of Andover — Jury List 

JULY 1955 



Abbott, Irene 0. 
Adams, George J. 
Allis, Frederick S. Jr. 
Anderson, Edward A. 
Anderson, John A. 
Ashburn, James R. 
Auty, Annie G. 
Auty, Herbert W. 
Avery, John 
Babb, Benjamin 
Bachmann, Herbert L. 
Batcheller, Kirk R. 
Bateson, James 
Baxter, James G. 
Bell, Audrey I. 
Bendroth, Norma H. 
Blomquist, Bror G. 
Blunt, Thomas D. 
Bodenrader, George W. 
Bodenrader, Louise G. 
Bolten, John Jr. 
Born, Elizabeth C. 
Bowen, Harold G. 
Bowen, Thelma F. 
Bowman, Priscilla H. 
Bramley, Maude P. 
Bredbury, Thomas F. 
Brimner, Robert C. 
Brouillard, Joseph E. 
Brown, George B. 
Brown, Gladys P. 
Brown, Mary W. 
Brown, Mildred H. 
Buchan, Ada A. 
Bullock, Emily 
Burbine, Jerome J. 



Housewife 
Cable Splicer 
Instructor 
Retired 
Section Hand 
Merchant 
Housewife 
Sales Manager 
Engineer 
Retired 
Custodian 
Sales Manager 



83 Bartlet Street 

28 Pasho St. 

Off 20 Salem St. 

3 William St. 

Ballardvale Rd. 

135 Haverhill St. 

6 Chestnut St. 

6 Chestnut St. 

36 Morton St. 

48 Balmoral St. 

18 Stratford Rd. 

161 Lowell St. 



Truck Driver 51 Red Spring Rd. 



Manager 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Electrician 

Salesman 

Machinist 

Housewife 



43 Lowell St. 

22 Marland., B.V. 

17 High St. 

49 Union St. 

70 Salem St. 

9 Burnham Rd. 

9 Burnham Rd. 



Factory Manager Geneva Rd. 
Bkpr.-Steno. 21 Canterbury St. 
Public Accountant 9 Argyle St. 



Housewife 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Extractor 

Clerk 

General Contractor 

Retired 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Secretary 

At home 

Chore Man 



9 Argyle St. 

67 Chestnut St. 

Appletree Lane 

35 Pine St. 

34 Lowell St. 

Bailey Rd. 

29 Main St. 

104 Chestnut St. 

Haggetts Pond Rd. 

422 Andover St. 

50 Whittier St. 

West Knoll Rd. 

8 Lewis St. 



212 



Burns, Donald S. 
Byers, Dorothy H. 
Byrne, B. Claire 
Carter, Phoebe B. 
Carver, John H. 
Cecill, Alice G. 
Chadwick, Agnes S. 
Chambers, Arthur S. 
Cheney, Paul G. 
Christie, William 
Christison, Leslie 
Churchill, Elmer T. 
Clark, Dana W. 
Clossey, Mary A. 
Colby, Herrick E. 
Cole, John M. II 
Collins, Andrew 
Coon, Raymond H. 
Crocket, Douglas R. 
Crompton, Fred 
Cutler, Barbara B. 
Dalton, Charles F. 
Davis, Percy R. W. 
Desrocher, Edward C. 
Disbrow, Herbert E. 
Doherty, James D. 
Donaldson, Donald 
Dooley, Helen C. 
Dowd, Louise M. 
Downs, William T. 
Doyle, Lydia L. 
Duffy, Joan J. 
Duffy, Joseph G. 
Dufton, George P. 
Dunlop, Helen F. 
Dunn, Harold C. 
Durant, George C. 
Eastman, Rachael D. 
Ellis, Edward C. 



Stock Broker 16 Lockway Rd. 
Housewife Off Phillips St. 

Student 19 Canterbury St. 

Housewife 181 Lowell St. 

Salesman 24 Chandler Rd. 

Housewife Ballardvale Rd. 

Housewife 160 Lowell St. 

Farmer Lowell St. 

Rounds Cook 76 Chestnut St. 
Hospital Attdnt 36 Burnham Rd. 
Chemist 100 Burnham Rd. 

Salesman 98 Chestnut St. 

Retired 13 Florence St. 

Store Manager 7 Argyle St. 
Mach. Op. 117 Shawsheen Rd. 
Assistant Mgr. 10 Wolcott Ave. 
Retired 18 Wolcott Ave. 

Teacher 48 Morton St. 

Admin. Asst. 144 Shawsheen Rd. 
Parts Manager Lowell St. 

Housewife 99 Shawsheen Rd. 
Druggist 57 Chestnut St. 

Assistant Treas. 26 Riverina Rd. 
Attendant 21 Florence St. 

Farmer Chandler Rd. 

Ins. Broker 9 Juniper Rd. 

Manufacturer 260 N. Main St. 
Secretary 66 Pine St. 

Mathematician 40 Chestnut St. 
Driver-Salesman 147 Elm St. 
Housewife 7 Foster Circle 

Housewife 4 Arundel St. 

Vice-President 4 Arundel St. 
Real Estate & Bldr. 7 Argyle St. 
Housewife 20 Arundel St. 

Resident Mgr. 151 Chestnut St. 
Printer 18 Lucerne Drive 

Housewife 20 William St. 

Mechanic 52 Morton St. 



213 



Ellis, Franklin T. 
Emery J. Donovan 
Fallon, Joseph E. Jr. 
Field, Pauline D. 
Flather, Frederick J. 
Fleming, John J. 
Foster, Robert M. 
Francis, Charles H. 
Friel, John A. 
Gerrish, Winifred S. 
Gilcreast, Cleveland 
Gilfoy, Elven W. 
Giovinco, Pasquale 
Giovinco, Rose 
Glynn, John F. 
Goodwin, Robert G. 
Gordon, William 
Grant, Rankin D. 
Gray, Claremont I. N. 
Gray, William I. 
Haartz, Bessie C. 
Hamilton, Frederick, L. 
Harnedy, William A. 
Hart, William J. 
Haselton, George C. 
Hatch, William G. 
Henderson, Edna E. 
Hickey, Vincent P. 
Hill, Charles A. 
Hill, Erma L. 
Hill, William R. 
Holland, Robert C. 
Holt, Percy R. 
Horan, Joseph A. 
Howe, Guy B. Jr. 
Howe, Lillian E. 
Howe, Raymond W. 
Innes, Andrew M. 
Jagger, Margaret E. 



Retired 

Ins. Manager 

Accountant 

Housewife 

Unemployed 

Landlord 



109 Elm St. 

9 William St. 

58 Maple Ave. 

5 Wolcott Ave. 

45 Abbot St. 

37 Maple Ave. 



Asst. Vice-Pres. 4 Dumbarton St. 
Overseer 14 Beech Circle 

Ins. Salesman 89 Chestnut St. 
Housewife 27 Enmore St. 

General Manager 23 Bartlet St. 
Mechanic 29 Summer St. 

Ex. Manager 1 Ayer St. 

Sales Clerk 1 Ayer St. 

Cont'or & Build. 77 Whittier St. 
Civil Engineer 82 Central St. 
Retired 80 Poor St. 

Maint. Machinist Woburn St. 
Rbb'r Roll Bid. 32 Wash'ton Ave. 
Cont. & Build. 179 Highland Rd. 
School T'cher 60 High Plain Rd. 
Model Maker 62 Maple Ave. 

Corp. Treas. 2 Carisbrooke St. 
Sr. Tally Clerk 5 Henderson Ave. 
Manager 11 Cheever Circle 

Technician 215 Lupine Rd. 

Housewife Haggetts Pond Rd. 
Accountant 232 No. Main St. 
Retired 68 Essex St. 

Housewife 23 Central St. 

Storekeeper 23 Central St. 

Supervisor 211 Chestnut St. 

Office Clerk 6 Morton St. 

Field Worker Chandler Rd. 

Self-Employed 6 Henderson Ave. 
Tel. Solicitor 27 Sutherland St. 
Real Estate & Ins. 19 Arundel St. 
Underwriter 17 Canterbury St. 
Housewife 20 Hall Ave., B. V. 



214 



Jaspert, Eileen M. 
Johnson, Harold A. 
Johnson, Howard B. 
Judge, George Homer 
Judge, Irene E. 
Juhlmann, Laura B. 
Kelley, Sherwood W. 
Kellmurray, Mary E. 
Kiernan, Francis H. 
Kimball, Elizabeth W. 
King, Mary E. 
Kinsman, Leslie S. 
Lamb, Frances C. 
Leahy, William F. 
Lindholm, Edward M. 
Livingston, Clinton R. 
Locke, Richard G. 
Lord, Wilfred 
Luce, Rowland L. 
Marcille, Arthur J. 
Marsden, Phillips B. Jr. 
Marshall, Clifford E. 
Marshall, Kenneth S. 
Marshall, Ruth S. 
Marson, Virgil 
Mattheson, Wendell A. 
McCarthy, Irene H. 
McSherry, Jean 
Miller, Frances S. 
Milliken, Ralph N. 
Minard, Dorothy L. 
Muller, Walter F. 
Mulvey, Joseph A. 
Newman, Winthrop R. 
Newton, Lester C. 
Nicoll, Frank L. 
Northrup, Robert G. 
No well, Barbara S. 
Noyes, Catherine J. 



Housewife 10 Stonehedge Rd. 
Salesman 48 High Plain Rd. 

Chief Engineer 66 Carmel Rd. 
Retired 181 Highland Rd. 

Housewife 181 Highland Rd. 
Retired 70 Center St., B. V. 
Self-employed 16 Coolidge Rd. 
Housewife 84 Maple Ave. 

Con. Engineer West Knoll Rd. 
Housewife 50 School St. 

Housewife 4 Sutherland St. 

Unemployed 18 Summer St. 
Housewife 54 Lowell St. 

Operative 65 Red Spring Rd. 
Naval Architect 44 Chestnut St. 
Florist 158 Andover St. 

Contractor 3 Windsor St. 

Retired 23 Wolcott Ave. 

Furniture Dealer 19 Summer St. 
Office Worker 249 Andover St. 
Salesman 9 Lockway Rd. 

Cashier 22 Pasho St. 

Supervisor 28 Chandler Rd. 

Housewife 22 Pasho St. 

Self-employed Argilla Rd. 

Head Teller 12 Clark Rd., B. V. 
Scy. & Ad. Asst. 74 Morton St. 
Clerk 78 Pine St. 

Housewife 17 Lowell St. 

Manufacturer 37 Canterbury St. 
Housewife 210 Main St. 

Clerk 49 Whittier St. 

Laundry Mgr. 87 Chestnut St. 
Attendant 121 Elm St. 

Retired 33 Pasho St. 

Painter 2 Stratford Rd. 

Mechanic River St., B. V. 

Clerk 63 Chestnut St. 

Housewife 385 No. Main St. 



215 



O'Donnell, Eunice M. 
Paige, Alice E. 
Pariseau, Dorothy F. 
Patterson, Helen S. 
Patterson, Willard H. 
Pearson, Walter 
Peatman, Arthur 
Penwell, Charlotte M. 
Petrie, John P. T. 
Piper, Irving 0. 
Pitman, Douglas B. 
Plummer, Frederick A. 
Read, Arthur E. Jr. 
Rice, Mary A. 
Riley, T. John 
Robb, David B. 
Roberts, George P. 
Robertson, Francis C. Jr. 
Robinson, Edward W. 
Robinson, Helen L. 
Rockwell, Henry D. Jr. 
Rogers, Irving E. 
Roundy, Glenn H. 
Roundy, Virginia A. 
Rutter, Harold A. 
Saber, Hyman A. 
Schirner, Dorothy 
Sellars, Harry 
Shaw, Clinton D. 
Sheeley, Russell F. 
Sherry, Richard A. 
Shorten, Mildred R. 
Smith, Hollis A. 
Southwell, Lynn C. 
Stack, Robert A. 
Steinert, Arthur E. 
Stewart, Catherine A. 
Stowers, Anna M. 
Sutton, Osborne 



Teacher 11 Tewksbury St., B. V. 
Housewife 53 Salem St. 

Housewife 34 Chandler Rd. 

Housewife 17 High Plain Rd. 
Chemical Operator Upland Rd. 
Salesman 4 Maple Ave. 

Yard Foreman Cutler Rd. 

Housewife 11 Locke St. 

Janitor 53 Bartlet St. 

Clerk 29 Canterbury St. 

Clerk 78 Salem St. 

Clerk 26 Sutherland St. 

Sales Mgr. 107 High Plain Rd. 
Housewife 8 Morton St. 

Packaging Eng. 38 Chestnut St. 
Janitor 32 Park St. 

Engineer 240 Abbot St. 

Steam-fitter 17 Burnham Rd. 
Insurance Agent 5 Lockway Rd. 
Housewife 127 River Rd. 

Manufacturer 47 Cuba St. 

News'pr Pblshr. Sunset Rock Rd. 
Executive 28 Wolcott Ave. 

Housewife 28 Wolcott Ave. 

Note Teller 18 Canterbury St. 
Fur Buyer 91 Burnham Rd. 

Housewife 7 Lincoln Circle 

Salesman 5 Avon St. 

Salesman Wildwood Rd. 

Maint. Elec. 183 Summer St. 
Dairyman 247 Andover St., B. V. 
Clerk 53 Abbot St. 

Staff Secretary 3 Stirling St. 
Switched Op. 19 Burnham Rd. 
Machinist 20 Summer St. 

Contractor 1 Union St. 

Self-Employed 104 Salem St. 
Housewife 89 Main St. 

Caterer 119 Chestnut St. 



216 



Sweeney, Mildred L. 
Tapley, Fred J. 
Tavern, Dorothy S. 
Taylor, Ruth P. 
Taylor, Thomas D. 
Teichert, Frederick E. 
Thompson, Gordon M. 
Thompson, Lester M. 
Thompson, Shirley M. 
Thomson, David M. 
Titcomb, Jessie M. 
Trott, Robert L. 
Tucker, Charles H. 
Turner, Harvey G. 
Veit, Ethel H. 
Wade, Kenneth E. 
Wallace, Thomas R. 
Walsh, Mary D. 
Warhurst, Alice V. 
Warhurst, A. Norman 
Watson, Ruth 
Watson, William A. 
Webster, Alvin S. 
Wennik, Harold W. 
West, Howard A. 
Westhaver, George B. 
Whitcomb, Irving J. 
White, Frances E. 
Whiteside, Charles B. M. 
Whitney, Chester F. Jr. 
Wilkinson, Ernest L. 
Wilkinson, Raymond E. 
Wilkinson, Ruth K. 
Williams, Richard L. 
Wilson, Kenneth 0. 
Wood, Cornelius A. 
Young, Dudley A. 
Young, William J. 
Yunggebauer, Fred 



Housewife 64 Central St. 

Overseer 91 High St. 

Secretary 78 Main St. 

Asst. Off. Mgr. 26 Hall Ave., BV 
Mach. Shop F'man 79 Lowell St. 
Executive West Knoll Rd. 

Chemist 14 Arundel St. 

Salesman 19 Chandler Circle. 
Secretary 28 Canterbury St. 

Laborer Clinton Court, B. V. 
Housewife 15 Chandler Circle 
Watchmaker 35 Chandler Circle 
Operative 111 Abbot St. 

Farmer South Main St. 

Housewife 8 Coolidge Rd. 

Carpenter 50 High St., B. V. 
Asst. Purch. Agt. 54 High St. 
Housewife 28 Essex St. 

Housewife 18 Riverina Rd. 

Salesman 18 Riverina Rd. 

Tel. Oper. 69 Highland Rd. 
Contractor Bancroft Rd. 

Div. Sales Mgr. 18 Lowell St. 
Laundry Bus. 14 Lucerne Drive 
Stat. Eng. Haggetts Pond Rd. 
Eng. Cont. 23 Cheever Circle 
Ins. Salesman 36 Central St. 
Secretary 196 Shawsheen Rd. 
Purch. Agt. 165 Shawsheen Rd. 
Meter Reader 739 River Rd. 

Insurance Business Alden Road 
Wool Salesman 6 Cabot Rd. 

Housewife 6 Cabot Rd. 

Inspector 173 Lowell St. 

Service Station 19 Balmoral St. 
Trustee 276 No. Main St. 

Laborer 28 Union St. 

Electrician 42 Elm St.. 

Merchant 61 Lowell St. 



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Trustees and Staff of Memorial 
Hall Library 



^CAROLINE P. LEAVITT LEO F. DALEY 

EDWARD I. ERICKSON ARTHUR W. REYNOLDS 

JOSEPH SERIO WILLIAM N. PERRY 

ALAN R. BLACKMER **ELINORE L. WASHBURN 

Chairman 
ARTHUR W. REYNOLDS 

Secretary 
WILLIAM N. PERRY 

Treasurer 
LEO F. DALEY 

Librarian 
MIRIAM PUTNAM 

MARGARET D. MANNING, Assistant Librarian, in 

charge of Readers' Services 
MARGARET LANE, Children's Librarian 
*NANCY B. WILSON, Assistant Children's Librarian 
ELEANORE G. BLISS, Circulation Assistant 
GERTRUDE B. HART, Secretarial Assistant 
ELEANORE S. PLUMMER, Secretarial Assistant 
**ETHEL L. WILSON, Branch Librarian, Ballardvale 

Building Custodian 
MARK SURETTE 

* Resigned 
** Appointed 

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The decision to place the library's building plans before 
the annual 1955 Town Meeting for voter action was perhaps 
the most important single decision that has been taken in 
recent years. There comes a point in the life of any institu- 
tion when it must move ahead or perforce mark time or, 
worse, retrogress. The proposed library additions and alter- 
ations, although not the only solution to the library's build- 
ing problem, seemed a reasonable way to keep the library's 
services at a high level and to ensure that the library, 
through an effective and efficient plan, could meet the new 
demands which expected population growth might bring. 

It did not come as a great surprise that we failed to gain 
our project since the town, faced with so many expensive 
projects, chose to put priority, and rightly so, on school 
building needs. However, the defeat does not make the pro- 
posal less valid and until such time as a better plan is pro- 
posed, we shall continue to press for the adoption of this one. 

Certain positive results came out of last year's efforts 
despite our temporary set back. Never before had the mem- 
bers of the Library Board and the Librarian been able to 
talk about library needs with so many of the townspeople. 
Some 1400 people in organizations throughout the town 
must have a better understanding of library purposes, re- 
sources and activities since we did not confine ourselves to 
an explanation of the proposed building changes alone but 
attempted to place them aginst a background of what the 
library is attempting to do. Other people came to the library 
to look at the architect's drawings, to ask questions and to 
register their opinions. Many gained information about the 
library's plans through a widely-mailed especially prepared 
brochure and through the generous publicity provided by 
the Andover Townsman and the Lawrence Tribune. Al- 
though there was difference of opinion as to our timing and 
building treatment, there seemed to be wide-spread sympa- 
thy for the library's building needs. 

We are putting our project once again before the Town 
Meeting. Various factors influenced our decision: (1) our 

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faith in the project as a reasonable solution to our building 
needs; (2) the feeling that a new building, however, de- 
sirable, is out of the question; (3) the expectation that this 
section will continue to be the center of the town despite 
further growth in West Parish and elsewhere: (4) outside 
architectural opinion which confirms the soundness of our 
plans; (5) the knowledge that continuing town growth will 
place further strain on our already inadequate plant; (6) 
the probability that the Planning Committee can not come 
up with a Master Plan and a time-table for capital expendi- 
tures for some time. 

Instead of pressing once again so soon for our building 
project, we might have turned to another library problem 
and its solution. As the town has grown in the outlying 
areas, the number of people living at a distance from the 
central building, has markedly increased. Some form of ex- 
tension service deserves careful consideration. However, 
since a bookmobile or any other type of library extension ser- 
vice would require space for operation, it seemed inadvisable 
at this time to put additional strain on our already over- 
taxed building. We believe that such a service should be 
financed only in addition to the library's present budget and 
we know that it will not be inexpensive. If the town grows 
as is expected and if rezoning for light industry is approved, 
demands upon our central plant will increase so that it would 
be inadvisable in any way to weaken our central resources 
in order to spread ourselves too thinly over the whole com- 
munity. Undoubtedly such a service would increase library 
circulation and the number of people who would be inter- 
ested in the library's needs, because they had participated 
more fully in its program. However, the case for the library 
building rests on present use and services and is not de- 
pendent for validity on any such extension of service, no 
matter how worthy. 

Inability to fill professional staff positions this past year 
is a matter of concern and could be as devastating to the 
library's effectiveness — if not more so — than an inadequate 
building. We must take a more active role in recruiting in- 
telligent young people to librarianship and we must offer 

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salaries which are attractive enough to put libraries in the 
running with other fields which compete for their attention. 

A devoted staff has made it possible for us to carry on 
this year despite staff shortages with what we like to think 
is continued effectiveness. Undoubtedly we have not de- 
veloped certain activities as much as if this condition had 
not existed; however, we are optimistic that 1956 will see 
this difficulty well-solved. 

Inability to replace our Assistant Children's Librarian, 
who resigned in June, has meant that our school program 
has had to go forward more slowly than we had hoped. 
However, we have been well-served by a part-time assistant 
in the Central Elementary School Library and despite a 
limited schedule, take pride in the quality if not the extent 
of our elementary school library service. Boys and girls take 
great joy in their school libraries. Of a scheduled visit to one 
of these libraries, a teacher says "the boys and girls have 
been waiting days for this moment." The enthusiastic way 
in which they go to the shelves, examine and select their 
books, proves her statement. The school libraries have prov- 
ed, also, a valuable aid to teachers in their classroom work. 

Cataloging of all school library books at the Memorial 
Hall Library, including those bought from school funds, 
frees the librarian with limited time at her disposal for in- 
dividual work with boys and girls, stimulating the slower 
reader, keeping pace with the accelerated one, finding out 
teacher needs, introducing books, telling stories. 

Undertaken initially in the belief that elementary school 
library service under the public library's direction would co- 
ordinate personnel and book resources more effectively, it 
has the added advantage of bringing a well-rounded "around 
the year" library program to all Andover boys and girls 
for when the school library is not available, the public li- 
brary Children's Room generally is. 

Our Children's Room gained in circulation this past year 
and if the room were more adequate there is no doubt that 

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the gain would be even larger. At peak times the room is 
crowded to more than capacity, making access to book stacks 
difficult and quiet browsing and reading almost impossible. 
Children who come in only to borrow books tend to make 
their selection quickly and to get out as fast as possible. 
Parents, we feel sure, often hesitate to ask for help in book 
selection because of the pressure of the crowded room and 
yet this is an important service of any children's depart- 
ment. The estimated school population figures for 1960 
give us no cause to feel that our room limitations will sud- 
denly be swept away. Story hour, film, and puppet activi- 
ties continued as usual with a very successful summer read- 
ing program participated in by some 160 children. Our pre- 
school story hours continue in popularity and, although the 
mothers' discussion groups may not have been as flourishing 
as in past years, mothers have come together for occasional 
film showings with discussion afterwards. 

Adult gains were registered in the issue of subject books, 
recordings, films and framed prints. Circulation growth, 
however, is small and does not adequately reflect the popula- 
tion gain in the town. There are factors which make this 
understandable : the uncertainty of the times, the multiplici- 
ty of community projects needing citizen activity and sup- 
port, the fact that many newcomers are young and involved 
with their young families. The peak of library use comes 
later as children are older and require their parents less. 

Occasionally the fact that people read at all, except the 
dedicated few, seems incredible in the face of the volume of 
the mass media at their disposal. Yet how inadequate such 
a diet alone would be in its oversimplification, its often 
emotional treatment of problems, its failure or inability to 
present balanced viewpoints. 

Surveys of the effects of television on book reading and 
book purchasing are rather encouraging for although it is 
true that reading drops off after the purchase of a TV 
set, it tends to come back again after the novelty has worn 
off, although perhaps not to the same degree as before. Pu- 

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blishers refuse to see a threat in TV, considering it, as do 
many librarians, a potential ally in that it stimulates new- 
interests to be further fed by books. Actually many believe 
that the peak of TV effect on reading has been reached. 

The upsurge in the purchase of high quality paper back 
books is yet another sign that book reading, far from being 
the casualty of mass media, is an enduring human habit. 
This new publishing trend may prove to be as important as 
any other single publishing venture in recent years in pro- 
moting the reading of good books. The fact that millions of 
Americans, too, are engaged in some kind of adult education 
activity, formal or informal, in public libraries, schools, 
community groups of all kinds, is proof that not everyone 
is glued to radio or TV sets or gets his intellectual susten- 
ance entirely the easy way. 

The Andover community and the Memorial Hall Library 
shared in some of this intellectual activity as the town buckl- 
ed down all at once to serious consideration of matters vital 
to its future well-being and as library readers approached 
seriously the implications of issues before the town as well 
as those of national and international importance and those 
concerns more directly touching the individual's own person- 
al needs. 

We tried so far as possible to gather together material 
which would help people to study current issues like the 
town manager plan and zoning needs so that they could 
come to intelligent decisions. We have continued to make 
the library's meeting rooms available to town committees 
and community groups and have played host to open meet- 
ings and study groups on town issues like zoning and the 
teaching of foreign languages in elementary schools. Our 
central location and neutrality make this an ideal place for 
the thrashing out of community problems. 

This year, perhaps indicative of a trend to more serious 
reading, we issued the largest number of books of non-fiction 
in the history of the library. They were not all concerned 
with vital matters and great ideas, of course, though some of 

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them were. Undoubtedly dissatisfaction with current fiction 
was a factor and the fact that recreational needs, formerly 
satisfied with light fiction, are supplied by television. The 
trend represented, too, a way whereby people might get 
outside themselves and the world's concerns and escape 
profitably through well-written adventure and records of 
the past, every bit as complicated to the people involved as 
ours seem to us. 

What kinds of information did people seek? Among other 
things, information was sought on new uses for staphisa- 
gria ; gold mining companies ; hoisting machinery to prepare 
for an examination; advanced meat cutting, buying and 
inspecting; appraising antique furniture, silver and old 
glass; footnoting periodicals; names of companies giving 
consulting service on business location sites; information 
for introducing a speaker; colonel's uniform in the war of 
1812 ; consumer information, from TV sets to washing ma- 
chines. Home building and decoration books continued to 
find a ready audience ; the Civil War was fought over again 
many times; as new tensions in Middle and Far East ap- 
peared, there were new books to provide background ; public 
education was the year's whipping boy with theses which 
varied from thoughtful and constructive criticism to spe- 
cious and one-sided arguments. 

Discussion groups continue to draw numbers of people 
who like to tangle with ideas and enjoy the stimulation of 
other minds. Our Great Books group continued into its fifth 
year and in addition, there was a discussion group on Rus- 
sian foreign policy and another under Dr. Alston Chase's 
leadership which read Dante's Divine Comedy, differing 
from the other two, in that there was less group participa- 
tion and more background and interpretation provided by 
the leader. 

A series of travel evenings disclosed high interest in 
color slides and in travel, which is also evidenced in the high 
use of travel books and foreign language recordings. 

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Open house once again proved delightful and Bruce Lan- 
caster, historian and novelist, an engaging speaker. 

Book exhibits provided a striking barometer of world 
conditions as they encompassed everything from current 
events like the Bandung Conference to occasions of lighter 
moment and seasonal interest. An outstanding hobby display 
arranged by Charles McCabe from his collection, demon- 
strated lighting development from palm oil to Edison and 
beyond. One other exhibit, especially outstanding, was a one 
man showing of paintings and drawings by Cora Pettit, 
now an art school student. 

5,638 records were borrowed during the year, evidence of 
the growing audience for good music. High-fidelity interest 
continued unabated with the excellent result that people are 
much more concerned about record care than ever before. 

Sixty-one 16mm films were borrowed by community 
groups and were shown 118 times to a total audience of 
6,379. This service, initiated in 1954, proved even more 
popular in 1955. 

As has been indicated there have been personnel changes 
during the year. Carol P. Leavitt, a member of the Library 
Board, resigned because of absence from town, and Elinore 
L. Washburn was appointed in her stead. Ethel Zink, Libra- 
rian of the Ballardvale Branch Library, since 1944, resigned 
to go into other work. Ethel Wilson was appointed to this po- 
sition and in addition has been working part-time in our 
adult and children's departments. Nancy B. Wilson's resigna- 
tion as Assistant Children's Librarian has already been men- 
tioned. The position of Catalog and Reference Librarian was 
filled for a brief three months by Ruth J. Miller, until she 
was lured away by the offer of a more responsible position. 
Alice Carlton has given three mornings a week at the Cen- 
tral Elementary School Library, making it possible for us 
to carry on part of our program there. 

It has been a stimulating year despite some difficulties 
and disappointments, primarily, because in going ahead 

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with our building program, we have reaffirmed our belief 
that we are going in the right direction. 

This library was fortunate in its early leadership during 
the years when the library progressed from being an idea 
in the mind of one man to a goal desired by many. The an- 
nual town meeting reports for those years, especially the 
1872 report, reveal the wisdom of the first trustees in lay- 
ing the foundations and philosophy for a public library 
which serve us so well today. We can only hope in our own 
time to do as well and to meet with imagination the expand- 
ing opportunities for service which will develop in a grow- 
ing community. 



1955 STATISTICS OF LIBRARY USE 
BOOK STOCK 

Adult Juvenile 

Volumes at beginning of year 38,851 11,891 

Volumes added by purchase 1,521 751 

Volumes added by gift 128 10 

Volumes lost or withdrawn 191 51 

Lost volumes found 6 2 



40,315 12,603 

Newspapers & periodicals currently received 
Periodicals received by gift 



Total 

50,742 

2,272 

138 

248 
8 

52,918 

203 

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USE 



Volumes 



% of total 
Circulation 



Volumes of adult fiction 35,037 

Volumes of adult non-fiction 32,778 

Number of adult pamphlets and periodicals 7,170 
Number of children's books and magazines 44,986 
Children's room use 35,491 

* Elementary School Library use 9,495 
Number of adults records 5,638) 

Number of children's records 1,502) 

Pictures and prints 751) 



27.4 
25.6 
05.6 
35.2 



06.2 



127,862 



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* The library wishes to call attention to the fact that in 
addition to books loaned through the school libraries to in- 
dividual boys and girls, 12,727 books belonging to school 
libraries and the Memorial Hall Library were deposited 
in classrooms, with each book used from one to twenty 
times, for an estimated borrowing of 127,270 books. 



REGISTRATION 

Adult Juvenile Total 

New borrowers registered during year 851 448 1,299 

Total number of registered borrowers 3,913 2,237 6,150 
Circulation per capita (based on 

population figures 14,535 (unofficial) 8.7 



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Board of Public Works 



Andover, Mass. 
January 1, 1956 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the following' 
report of the Superintendent and Engineer as its report for 
1955. 

Sidney P. White, Chairman 
Alexander H. Henderson, Secretary 
P. Leroy Wilson 
Francis P. Reilly 
Allen M. Flye 



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Report of Superintendents 
and Engineer 



To the Board of Public Works: 

Gentlemen : 

The year 1955 saw several changes within the Department 
of Public Works. 

William F. Kyle, general clerk in the office, died suddenly 
on May 30, and the vacancy caused by his death was filled 
in June by Mrs. Alice H. Carson. 

In June, Warren 0. Petersen, engineer for the Board 
resigned, effective as of July 1. At this time the Board voted 
to combine the Water and Sewer Departments with the En- 
gineering Department and Ralph E. Preble, Jr. who was 
employed in a similar position in Ipswich, was placed in 
charge of this section of the Board of Public Works. Donald 
C. Bassett of Brown Street was appointed as Mr. Preble's 
assistant. 

As in the past a combined report is being presented to 
give an overall picture of all phases of the Department's 
work. 

We would like to take this oportunity to thank all muni- 
cipal departments for the excellent spirit of cooperation 
shown to the Board of Public Works. The use of equipment 
in the Veteran's Office and Collector's Office ; the help of the 
Police, Fire, Town Clerk, Accountant, Assessors and the 
other Town Departments is appreciated much more than 
could be expressed in this report. In return the Public Works 
Department has loaned men and equipment to various Town 
Departments and provided engineering assistance and in- 
formation of one form or another to practically all Town 
Departments, Boards, Committees and the general public. 

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ENGINEERING 

The work of the Engineering Division of the Board of 
Public Works, with the reorganization of the Water and 
Sewer Departments, acts as a service and administrative 
department. It supervises contract work by outside contrac- 
tors, town personnel in water and sewer work and serves 
in an advisory capacity to the Board of Public Works di- 
rectly and cooperates with all Town Departments on special 
problems. Much of its work becomes so mingled and assimi- 
lated that the identity is lost in the operation. 

Services were provided in connection with Ballardvale 
treatment plant, installation of house services in Ballard- 
vale, work on Public Works budget, conferences with pri- 
vate engineers regarding private construction work on sub- 
divisions, inspection of drainage, work with consutants on 
Rogers Brook and Shawsheen Heights drainage, preparation 
of contract and specifications and supervision of Chestnut 
Street relief sewer, layout and supervision Lockway Road 
sewer and drain, layout and supervision of water main ex- 
tensions listed under Water Department report, inspection 
and work on proposed land acquisition at Haggetts Pond 
and Lewis Street Yard, work with State Highway Engineers 
on proposed Chapter 90 Highway Construction and acquir- 
ing information on proposed routes 110 & 28 relocation. 

HIGHWAY 

The following road surfaces were treated with either tar 
or asphalt and honed : Appletree Lane, Andover Street, Al- 
den Road, Ballardvale Road, Boutwell Road, Bailey Road, 
Bellevue Road, Blanchard Street, Brundrett Avenue, Bart- 
let Street, Clark Road, Chester Street, Center Street, Chand- 
ler Road, Church Street, Cheever Circle, Cedar Road, Car- 
lisle Street, Chestnut Street, Dumbarton Street, Essex 
Street, Fiske Road, Filter Bed Road, Fleming Avenue, Flint 
Circle, Greenwood Road, Gould Road, Haggetts Pond Road, 
Hall Avenue, High Plain Road, High Street, B'Vale, High- 
land Road, High Street, Holt Road, Laurel Lane, Lincoln 

230 



Circle, Moraine Street, Marland Street, Orchard Street, 
Oak Street, Parking Area, Pleasant Street, Phillips Street, 
Prospect Road, Park Street, Rattlesnake Hill Road, Rocky- 
Hill Road, Red Spring Road, River Street, Railroad Avenue, 
Reservation Road, Shawsheen Road, Stinson Road, Stone- 
hedge Road, Salem Street, Stratford Road, Shipman Road, 
Summer Street, Sutherland Street, Stirling Street, School 
Street, Sunset Rock Road, Tewksbury Street, Upland Road, 
Woburn Street, Wildwood Road, Walker Avenue and Vir- 
ginia Road. 

A total of 114,532 gallons of tar and asphalt were applied. 

The snowfall for the year 1955 was as follows : 

January 0.7 Inches 

February 8.2 Inches 

March 8.2 Inches 

November 2.0 Inches 

December 2.0 Inches 



Total 



21.1 Inches 



The snowfall for the season November 1954 to March 1955 
inclusive totaled 32.1 inches. 

Sidewalks were constructed of bituminous material on the 
following streets : Summer, Whittier, Washington, Fletcher, 
Binney, Main, Cassimere, Red Spring, Essex, Central 
and Canterbury Streets, comprising 3799 square yards and 
using 361.5 tons of Type D, Hot Top Mix at an average cost 
of 1.21 per square yard. In addition 44 tons of Type D Bi- 
tuminous were used in repair work on Reservation Road. 
Carisbrooke Street, Haverhill and Lowell Streets. The side- 
walk on Lowell Street from Argilla Road to the Tewksbury 
Line was cleaned up and all overgrowth removed. 

The steel bridge on Central Street over the Shawsheen 
River was scraped and painted at a cost of $346.00. 

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WATER SYSTEM 

A reorganization of the Water Division of the Board of 
Public Works was started this year. The minimum of operat- 
ing personnel has been set at seven for 1956. This number 
does not include office personnel or pumping station operat- 
ors. It provides for a working force of two crews of two 
men each (for construction and maintenance) ; a third crew 
to handle emergencies, turn on and shut off services, put 
on new meters and replace meters ; and the seventh man to 
primarily read meters and maintain records. Additional 
summer help would be added as per construction demand 
depending upon work voted as special articles by Town 
Meeting. Three vehicles are assigned to the Division. A trade 
in of a 1936 Dodge with a mounted compressor and replace- 
ment with a dump truck and trailer mounted compressor 
in 1956 is expected to increase efficiency. A fourth truck 
is borrowed from the Highway division when needed for 
special construction. 



Special construction for 1955 included the following water 
extensions : 



Vine Street 240 L.F. 

Spring Grove Road 500 L.F. 
Bellevue Road 450 L.F. 

High Plain Road 2000 L.F. 
Dascomb Road 716 L.F. 



o Cy.J_j.U.l. 
6" C.L.C.L 
6" C.L.C.L 
8" C.L.C.L 
6" C.L.C.L 



1 Hydrant 

1 Hydrant 

1 Hydrant 

4 Hydrants 

2 Hydrants 



In addition to the above 291 L. F. of 6" on Shirley Road 
and 274 L. F. of 6" on Alden Road were added to the system 
by virtue of these two streets being legally accepted by the 
Town. 



232 



For several years Engineers and trade publications have 
been expressing their concern over the failure of water 
systems to maintain a reasonable factor of safety between 
system capacity and water usage. Andover has a present 
demand which exceeds the 1940 to 1945 average yield. The 
consumption this last year was 1.64 million gallons per day 
average and the yield for the year 1.74 million. This si- 
tuation is not limited to a few cities and towns, as it is large- 
ly due to added building and the generally improved econo- 
mic conditions in the United States, with resultant increase 
in the use of water consuming devices. This problem was 
pointed out in the report of the Special Committee on Water 
and Sewerage ten years ago. It is expected that a study of 
this problem in 1956 will give a definite course of action 
towards solving this problem. 

The restrictions of water usage last Summer was largely 
due to distribution problems. The proposed Wood Hill re- 
servoir and several reinforcing mains to give an improved 
distribution will relieve this problem with a separate high 
level system for the West Andover section. 



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SEWERAGE SYSTEM 

The L. C. Cyr Construction Company of Lawrence was 
awarded the job to complete the Chestnut Street relief sew- 
er. The installation was made to Stratford Road with 12 inch 
Vitrified Clay sewer pipe and all services on the southerly 
side were connected to the new line. A short connection 
between the Northerly end of Stratford Road and Summer 
Street is to be done in the Spring of 1956 which will also 
give relief to the Summer Street sewer by diverting flow 
through Startford Road to the new Chestnut Street line. 
This installation added 1922.4 lin. feet of 12" V. C. pipe to 
the Town's system. 

Work was started on the Lockway sewer and drain pro- 
ject. The section between W T olcott Avenue and Carmel Road 
was completed before the Winter made it necessary to dis- 
continue operations. 

Permission was granted to the Merrimack Mutual Fire 
Insurance Company to relocate approximately 240 feet of 
16" cast iron pipe on their property at 342 North Main 
Street. This work was completed last Summer with no in- 
terruption of service. 

One hundred and twenty three houses can connect to the 
Sewerage System in Ballardvale. Of this number twenty 
three were connected to the system in 1954. During 1955 
fifty seven additional houses entered the system and twelve 
more have applied for permission to enter but have not 
connected. 

Forty three additional services were constructed to make 
a total of one hundred and twelve applications for 1955. 

PARKS 

The playstead area including the ball fields received an 
application of two tons of fertilizer and was rolled. 

Stone dust was applied over the dirt sidewalks thru the 
Park area. 



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The portable bleachers were stored in early December 
and painted at that time. The permanent football bleachers 
are continually in need of repair due to vandalism. 

The stone piers in the fence enclosing the Memorial Park 
in Shawsheen were repaired and repointed by Frank J. Mc- 
Carthy at a cost of $570.00. The wooden sections of this 
fence were painted one coat by Ralph N. Sharpe at a cost 
of $190.00. 

NEW EQUIPMENT 

Under Article 29, a Model B 20 P. C. Mack dump truck 
was purchased at a net cost of $3,992.00. A 1939 Dodge 
truck was traded in for an allowance figure of $530.00. 

Under Article 32, a Model 640 Ford Tractor Loader with 
bucket was purchased at a net cost of $1,000.00 including 
allowance for trade in of $1,500.00 for a 1953 Tractor 
Loader. 

A Diston power chain saw with extra bars and chains was 
purchased under Article 33 for the Tree Department at a 
cost of $457.61. 

A Flink hydraulic sand spreader at a cost of $1,127.00 and 
a reversible snow plow at a cost of $793.80 were purchased 
for #5 Mack truck out of snow removal funds. 

A Hoffco Power Head Brush Cutter was purchased for a 
cost of $192.25. 

A 300 gallon Wood spray tank with agitator was purchas- 
ed out of Moth Suppression funds. 

A 200 Ampere M. C. M. Arc Welder was purchased to be 
stationed at the Garage. 

TREE DEPARTMENT 

From January to the end of April the Tree Department 
personnel together with some temporary help was employed 
in removing broken limbs, brush and stumps that remained 

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after the 1954 hurricanes. This work was completed with 
Edna Storm Damage Funds. 

All public Elm trees were spayed three times and all other 
public trees were sprayed twice. 

A survey for Dutch Elm Disease was made and the 
samples taken were sent to the Mass. State Laboratories. 
During the year seventy- three elm trees were certified as 
having the disease and these were removed by the end of the 
year. 

The A. V. I. S. proffered the sum of $700.00 for our use 
in street shade tree planting. About half of this sum was 
used to purchase 55 small trees which were set out in the 
Spring. 

STREET LIGHTING 

The following tabulation shows the amount of money that 
will be required in 1956 to cover costs of street lights al- 
ready installed in the Town : 

Street Lights Installed as of January 1956 

Number Type Annual Cost 

773 1,000 lumen, overhead distribution $13,914.00 

50 2,500 lumen, overhead distribution 1,400.00 

3 3,300 lumen, mercury overhead distribution 120.00 

29 15,000 lumen, mercury overhead distribution 2,755.00 

71 1,000 lumen, underground distribution 2,698.00 

11 2,500 lumen, underground distribution 528.00 

6 60 watt multiple, underground distribution 228.00 

1 3,300 lumen, mercury, underground distribution 60.00 

36 15,000 lumen, mercury, underground distribution 4,140.00 

10 15,000 lumen, mercury, Academy Main Street 289.00 

3 15,000 lumen, mercury, Academy Salem Street 74.04 

$26,206.04 



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All lights requested during 1955 have been installed and 
are included in the above tabulation. There is, however, one 
1000 lumen light requested under date of January 11, 1956. 
to be installed at the intersection of Beacon Street and 
Chandler Road. This light will cost $18.00 per year, which 
should be added to the above figure for the 1956 appropria- 
tion making the total $26,224.04. 

This of course, makes no allowance for additional lights 
that may be requested during the year. 

STREET LIGHTING CHANGES 1955 



Date 


Location 


Lights Instllaed 


Lights Removed 


2- 2-55 


Morton Street 


2 — 3300 


L. MV 


2—2500 L. Inc. 


2- 3-55 


Elm Street 


1 — 3300 


L. MV 


1—1000 L. Inc. 


2- 3-55 


Elm Street 


2 — 2500 


L.Inc. 


2—1000 L. Inc. 


2- 5-55 


Whittier Street 


1 — 1000 


L. Inc. 




2-16-55 


Argilla Road 


1 — 1000 


L. Inc. 




2-16-55 


Cutler Road 


1 — 1000 


L. Inc. 




2-16-55 


Flint Circle 


1 — 1000 


L. Inc. 




2-16-55 


Hidden Road 


2 — 1000 


L. Inc. 




2-16-55 


Summer Street 


1 — 1000 


L. Inc. 




2-16-55 


High Street 


1 — 1000 


L. Inc. 




2-16-55 


Theodore Avenue 


1 — 1000 


L. Inc. 




4-22-55 


Poor & William St. 


1 — 3300 


L. MV 


UG 1—1000 L. UG 


5-19-55 


Ayer Street 


1 — 1000 


L. Inc. 




10- 6-55 


Summer Street 


1 — 1000 


L. Inc. 




12-30-55 


Chandler Road 


2 — 1000 


L. Inc. 




1- 6-56 


Shirley Road 


1 — 1000 


L. Inc. 





Summary of Above Changes 



14 — 1000 L. Inc. 4 — 1000 L. Inc. 

2 — 2500 L. Inc. 2 — 2500 L. Inc. 

3 — 3300 L. MV OH 
1 — 3300 L. MV UG 



To provide for adequate Street Lighting for 1956, we re- 
commend an appropriation of $27,000.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ralph E. Preble, Jr. 
Edward R. Lawson 



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1956 Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

ESSEX, SS 

To Either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who 
are qualified to vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet 
and assemble at the designated polling places in Precincts 
One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six, viz : The Central Fire 
Station in Precinct One: the Square and Compass Hall in 
Precinct Two ; the Sacred Heart School, Balmoral St., Shaw- 
sheen Village, in Precinct Three ; the Andover Grange Hall 
in Precinct Four ; the Fire Station, Ballardvale, in Precinct 
Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips Streets, in Precinct 
Six, in said Andover, on 

MONDAY, THE FIFTH DAY OF MARCH, 1956 

at 7 :00 o'clock A. M. to act upon the following articles: 

Article 1. To elect a Moderator for one year, a Town 
Treasurer for three years, a Selectman for three years, an 
Assessor for three years, a member of the Board of Public 
Works for three years, a member of the Board of Health 
for three years, two members of the School Committee for 
three years, a member of the Planning Board for five years, 
a member of the Planning Board for four years (to fill a 
vacancy) , a member of the Planning Board for three years 
(to fill a vacancy) , a Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for 
seven years, a Trustee of Punchard Free School for two 
years (to fill a vacancy) , a member of the Andover Housing 
Authority for five years, three Constables for one year, and 
any other town officers required by law to be elected by 
ballot. 



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All the above candidates to be voted for on one ballot. The 
polls will be open from 7:00 o'clock A. M. to 7:00 o'clock 
P. M. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said 
meeting shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chap- 
ter 39 of the General Laws, to Saturday, March 10th at 1 : 00 
o'clock P. M. at the Memorial Auditorium, then and there 
to act upon the following articles, namely : 

Article 2. To elect all other officers not required by law 
to be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. To establish the salary of elected TOWN OF- 
FICERS for the ensuing year. 

Article 4. To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for the following purposes : 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, 
and all Departments under their control; Appropriation 
for the Board of Health: Appropriation for Trustees of 
Memorial Hall Library: Appropriation for Trustees of 
Spring Grove Cemetery : Appropriation for School Commit- 
tee: Appropriation for all Departments under the control 
of the Board of Public Works : Appropriation for any other 
Town Charges and Expenses. 

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $1,600.00 for the purchase of two new 
automobiles for the Police Department and use the trade-in 
value of two 1955 Ford sedans as part of the purchase price. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $9,500.00 for the purchase of a new 
Ambulance for the Fire Department, and use the trade-in 
value from a 1946 Cadillac and a 1937 Henney ambulance 
as part of the purchase price. 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 

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propriate the sum of $750.00 for Civil Defense to purchase 
uniforms for Auxiliary Police. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $12,000.00 to improve the town office facilities in 
the Town House, to be expended with the $8,000.00 voted in 
1955. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $3,000.00 to be used by the Board of Selectmen 
to pay for rental office space outside the Town House as 
may be needed. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $2,500.00 for a survey and report to 
evaluate the compensation, and classify town employees. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $2,500.00 to be spent in repair of the 
exterior and interior of the Indian Ridge Schoolhouse to 
put in rental condition. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to sell the Indian Ridge School property 
either by public auction or by private sale for such price 
and upon such terms as they may deem proper and to autho- 
rize the said Board of Selectmen to execute and deliver a 
deed of said property in pursuance of this vote. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will vote that all expend- 
itures for materials amounting to $500.00 or over shall be 
made on a competitive bid. 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to accept Chap- 
ter 488 of the Acts of 1952, an Act relative to annual vaca- 
tions for the employees of the Town of Andover. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to accept Chap- 

241 



ter 670, Acts of 1955, an act relative to increasing the 
amount of pensions, retirement allowances and annuities 
payable to certain former employees. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
School Committee to continue to maintain State-Aided Vo- 
cational Education in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 74, General Laws, and acts Amendatory thereto, 
or dependent thereon, and further raise and appropriate 
the sum of $2,020.00 therefor. 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate a sum of money for the purpose of constructing 
and equipping a new elementary school building on land 
owned by the Town in the Ballardvale Plains section ; and to 
determine whether the money shall be provided for by tax- 
ation, by appropriation from available funds in the Treasu- 
ry, or by bond issue ; or take any action in relation thereto. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $650.00 for the purpose of purchasing 
a 5HP power lawn mower to replace a mower 20 years old. 

Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to accept Gene- 
ral Laws, Chapter 40, section 8A, as amended by Chapter 
102, Acts of 1955, establishing a development and industrial 
commission for the promotion and development of indus- 
trial resources in the town and to raise and appropriate 
$500.00 to be used for the operation of said committee. 

Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or finance through a bond issue the sum of $175,000 
for the purpose of enlarging the Memorial Hall Library, ac- 
cording to plans on file with the Library Trustees, through 
a one story addition to the front with sidewalk level en- 
trance, a two story addition to the West and interior alter- 
ations which will result in a more efficiently operated Libra- 
ry building better able to meet effectively the present and 

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future needs of this growing community, on petition of the 
Trustees of Memorial Hall Library. 

Article 21. To see whether the Town will instruct the 
Moderator to appoint a committee of not less than seven 
nor more than nine members, with instructions to petition 
the General Court for enactment of legislation establishing 
in the Town of Andover a selectmen-town manager plan 
substantially in the form of legislation recommended by the 
present Town Government Study Committee, or to take any 
action relative thereto. 

Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate, and/or transfer from unappropriated available 
funds in the treasury, a sum of money for Chapter 90 High- 
way Maintenance, or take any action in relation thereto. 

Article 23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $10,000 and transfer from available funds in the 
Treasury the sum of $30,000 for Chapter 90 Highway Con- 
struction or take any action in relation thereto. 

Article 24. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to repair and build sidewalks, and raise 
and appropriate the amount of $7,500.00 therefor. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase two power chain saws and raise 
and appropriate the sum of $500.00 therefor, and the price 
allowed for two old power saws be used as part pajonent 
for the new power saws. 

Article 26. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase one Power Lawn Mower and 
raise and appropriate the sum of $1,200.00 therefor, and the 
price allowed for one old power lawn mower be used as part 
payment for the new power mower. 

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Article 27. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase a new compressor and raise 
and appropriate the sum of $3,200.00 therefor, and the 
price allowed for the 1938 Dodge compressor truck and 
compressor, be used as part payment therefor. 

Article 28. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase three dump trucks and raise 
and appropriate the sum of $12,500.00 therefor, and the 
price allowed for a 1941 Dodge and 1948 Diamond T to be 
used as part payment therefor. 

Article 29. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase a vehicle for the Water & 
Sewer Supt. and raise and appropriate the sum of $2,000.00 
therefor. 

Article 30. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase a new chlorinator and raise 
and appropriate the sum of $1,500.00 therefor. 

Article 31. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase fluoridation equipment and 
operate same and raise and appropriate the sum of $3,000.00 
therefor, as instructed by the 1955 Annual Town Meeting. 

Article 32. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $300.00 for the purpose of increasing the useful- 
ness of the Town Yard by acquiring the land adjacent to the 
Board of Public Works yard and add said amount to said 
funds already appropriated under Article No. 26 of the 1955 
Town Warrant for this same purpose; and authorize the 
Town to acquire said land by release, purchase, or by seiz- 
ure by right of eminent domain upon the recommendations 
of the Board of Public Works and as approved by the Town 
Counsel. 

Article 33. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 

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$5,000.00 from the parking meter account to be used for 
the installation of curbing and authorize the Board of Public 
Works to install the curbing in metered areas of public 
ways for the purpose of improving parking and protecting 
parking meters. 

Article 34. To see if the Town will vote to accept Ge- 
neral Laws, Chapter 40, Sections 42G through 421, an act 
to authorize the levy of special assessments to meet the cost 
of laying water pipes in public and private ways and to 
vote the following by-laws as required under General Laws, 
Chapter 40, Section 42G, for establishing the method to be 
adopted in assessing the cost of laying water pipes in ways ; 

"The Town shall assess any land directly or remotely be- 
nefited by laying of water pipes, a proportional share of 
the entire cost of such laying of water pipes, and the as- 
sessment shall be determined by the street frontage." 

Article 35. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or transfer from unappropriated available funds 
in the treasury the amount of $20,000.00 for the purpose of 
extending or improving the water system of the Town of 
Andover; all work to be done under the supervision of the 
Board of Public Works, and no work to be started until ap- 
proved by the Board of Public Works, and the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 36. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or transfer from unappropriated available funds 
in the treasury the amount of $10,000.00 for the purpose of 
extending or improving the Sewage & Drainage system of 
the Town of Andover ; all work to be done under the super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works, and no work to be 
started until approved by the Board of Public Works, and 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 37. To see if the Town will raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $95,000.00 and to instruct the Selectmen 

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to raise through a 5 year bond issue the sum of $100,000.00 
for the purpose of constructing a reservoir, pumping sta- 
tion and other improvements to the water system. 

Article 38. To see if the Town will raise and appro- 
priate by taxation the sum of $18,000.00 and transfer from 
unappropriated available funds in the treasury the amount 
of $40,000.00 for the purpose of constructing a reservoir 
and direct or indirect improvements to the high level system. 

Article 39. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $3,500.00 for the acquisition and 
improvement of land, or land and buildings, on the water- 
shed of Haggetts Pond and Fish Brook, for the purpose of 
protecting and increasing the source of water supply and 
increasing the available storage; said land, or land and 
buildings, to be acquired by release, by purchase, or by 
seizure by right of eminent domain, upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Board of Public Works and with the approval of 
the Town Counsel. 

Article 40. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1,000.00 to be added to the un- 
expended balance appropriated under Article 6 of the April 
4th, 1955 Special Town Meeting for the construction of 
sewerage and drainage in Carmel and Lockway Roads. 

Article 41. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $6,000.00 for the purpose of repair- 
ing and replacing a surface water drain running from Wol- 
cott Avenue over private land to Maple Avenue,- and autho- 
rize the Town to acquire easements by release, by purchase 
or by seizure by right of eminent domain upon the recom- 
mendation of the Board of Public Works and with the ap- 
proval of the Town Counsel. 

Article 42. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $2,500.00 for the purpose of con- 

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structing a storm drainage system in the vicinity of No. 5 
and No. 7 Hidden Road and add to said amount funds al- 
ready set up under Article 28 of the 1954 Town Warrant 
for this same purpose; and authorize the Town to acquire 
easements by release, by purchase, or by seizure by right 
of eminent domain as necessary for the disposal of storm 
water on private land ; said easements to be as recommended 
by the Board of Public Works and as approved by the Town 
Counsel. 

Article 43. To see if the Town will vote to rescind that 
portion of the vote passed under Article 1 of the Warrant 
for the Special Town Meeting held April 4, 1955 which au- 
thorizes the Selectmen to bond $145,000.00 for storm drain- 
age. 

Article 44. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate by taxation, transfer from available funds in- 
cluding unexpended appropriated balances and by bond is- 
sue the amount of $317,922.27 for the purpose of construct- 
ing storm drainage in connection with Rogers Brook and its 
tributaries to be provided for as follows: raise and appro- 
priate by taxation $6,892.24 and instruct the Selectmen to 
raise $250,000.00 by a 10 year bond issue and add to these 
said amounts the unexpended balances of the funds already 
appropriated, $48,811.00 under Article 14 of the 1955 An- 
nual Town Meeting, $9,000.00 under Article 15 of the 1955 
Annual Town Meeting, and $3,219.03 under Article 1 of the 
Special Town Meeting of April 4, 1955; and authorize the 
Town to acquire easements by release, by purchase, or by 
seizure by right of eminent domain as necessary for the 
control of storm water on private land, said easements to 
be as recommended by the Board of Public Works and ap- 
proved by the Town Counsel. 

Article 45. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $16,000.00 for the purpose of con- 
structing surface water drainage from the Lantern Road- 

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Gardner Avenue section to an outfall between Sunset Rock 
Road and Main Street and authorize the Town to acquire 
easements by release, by purchase, or by seizure by right 
of eminent domain upon recommendations of the Board of 
Public Works and with the approval of the Town Counsel. 

Article 46. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate by taxation the sum of $14,079.00 and instruct 
the Selectmen to raise through a 10 year bond issue the sum 
of $30,000.00 for the construction and improvement of storm 
water drainage in a portion of Shawsheen Heights; and 
authorize the Town to acquire easements by release, by pur- 
chase, or by seizure by right of eminent domain as necessary 
for the disposal of storm water on private land, said ease- 
ments to be as recommended by the Board of Public Works 
and approved by the Town Counsel. 

Article 47. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Public Works to construct sewerage facilities 
in Sutherland Street, at present a Private Way, to connect 
with the existing public sewer; and raise and appropriate 
therefor the amount of $2,600.00 on the proviso that the 
final cost for such work as done on the unaccepted portion 
of the street, is to be assessed as a betterment charge 
against the property owners on said unaccepted portion,- 
and to authorize the Town to acquire easements by release, 
by purchase, or by seizure by right of eminent domain upon 
the recommendation of the Board of Public Works and with 
the approval of the Town Counsel, on petition of Frederick 
A. Plummer and others. 

Article 48. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Public Works to construct a water main in 
Tewksbury Street from the existing dead end westerly for 
a distance of about 800 feet, and raise and appropriate the 
amount of $3,200.00 therefor, on petition of James V. Let- 
ters Jr. and others. 

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Article 49. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Public Works to construct a water main in 
Lovejoy Road for a distance of twenty-one hundred (2100) 
feet, so as to connect the two existing dead ends, and raise 
and appropriate the amount of twelve thousand six hundred 
($12,600) dollars therefor, on petition of Thomas V. Sulli- 
van and others. 

Article 50. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
public way, Arcadia Road, a way connecting Sunset Rock 
Road and Ballardvale Road, as approved by the Planning 
Board October 4, 1954, and laid out by the Board of Select- 
men as shown on the plan made by Ralph B. Brasseur, En- 
gineer, Haverhill, and dated December 10, 1954, both plan 
and description being on file at the Town Clerk's office and 
filed and approved by the Land Court December 20, 1954, 
on petition of Henry K. Jenkins and others. 

Article 51. To see if the Town will accept and name as 
Rock Ridge Road, Brookfield Road, Fox Hill Road and 
Woodcliff Road, the private ways fifty feet in width shown 
as Rock Ridge Road, Brookfield Road, Fox Hill Road and 
Woodcliff Road on Subdivision Plan No. 18975B, filed with 
Certificate of Title No. 3996, recorded Book 27, Page 185 
with the records of registered land in the North Registry 
District of Essex County, a copy of which is on file at the 
Town Clerk's Office, on petition of James H. Eaton and 
others. 

Article 52. To see if the Town will accept as a public 
way Lantern Road from Hidden Road to Alden Road, a 
distance of 561 feet, as approved by the Board of Survey 
and laid out by the Board of Selectmen as shown on a plan 
entitled "Subdivision and Acceptance Plan for Hidden 
Acres" made in January, 1947 by Clinton F. Goodwin, C. E. 
both plan and description referred to being on file at the 
Town Clerk's office, on petition of Harry Axelrod and others. 

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Article 53. To see if the Town will accept as a public 
way Nutmeg Lane a distance of 682 feet from Lantern Road 
to the accepted portion of Nutmeg Lane where it intersects 
with Alden Road, as approved by the Board of Survey and 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen as shown on a plan en- 
tiled "Subdivision and Acceptance Plan for Hidden Acres" 
made in September, 1954 for John Philip Enterprises, Inc. 
Fred Stowers, registered surveyor, Methuen, both plan and 
description referred to being on file in the office of the Town 
Clerk, on petition of Harry Axelrod and others. 

Article 54. To see if the Town will vote to establish 
as an industrial zone, with the same restrictions as the 
"West Andover Industrial Zone" except the restrictions 
relating to area, yards, and setback, the following describ- 
ed property: 

Beginning at the most northerly corner thereof at a 
point where the easterly line of Andover Street intersects 
the westerly line of the Boston & Maine Railroad right of 
way, said point being 484.5 feet more or less southerly from 
a point which is in range with the southerly side of the 
abutment supporting the Boston & Maine overpass at Cen- 
tral Street, thence running southwesterly by the said west- 
erly location line of the Boston & Maine Railroad 2196 feet 
more or less to a point at the northerly side of a right of way 
and land of Chapman, thence running northwesterly by the 
said northerly side of a right of way and by said land of 
Chapman 84 feet more or less to a point in the easterly 
side of Andover Street, thence running northeasterly by 
several courses and by the said easterly side of Andover 
Street 2208 feet more or less to the point of beginning, on 
petition of Sidney P. White and others. 

Article 55. To see if the Town will adopt the following 
by-law ,- to establish a Planning Board of Appeals as re- 
quired by General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 81Z : "A Plan- 
ning Board of Appeals of three members is hereby created 
under provisions of Chapter 41, Section 81Z of the General 

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Laws and any and all amendments and additions thereto, 
as required under the so called "Subdivision Control Act." 
"The Board of Selectmen shall appoint three members 
so arranged that the term of one member shall expire each 
year and such board shall have a chairman elected from its 
own members and a clerk. And the Board of Selectmen may 
appoint one or more associate members to the said Plan- 
ning Board of Appeals for terms of such length as shall 
be determined by the Board of Selectmen; that the said 
Planning Board of Appeals shall have powers relative 
to appeals taken under the Subdivision Control Act, and 
any and all amendments and additions thereto." And ap- 
propriate $100 for said Planning Board of Appeals. 

Article 56. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $2,450.00 to cover an overdraft in the 
Planning Board budget for 1955. 

Article 57. To see if the Town will vote to become a 
member of the Greater Lawrence Planning District under 
the provisions of Chapter 40B of the General Laws or take 
any action thereto. 

Article 58. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Zoning By-Law by striking out paragraph 2, Section IX 
and substituting therefor the following : 

"2. EXISTING LOTS OF RECORD. Any lots re- 
corded at the time of the adoption of this amendment may 
be used for any permitted use in the district in which the 
lot is located, provided that lots which do not conform are 
used with the minimum non-conformance as to yards, pro- 
vided that the adjoining lot is not vacant and in the same 
ownership and further provided that any lot on which more 
than one house existed at the time of the adoption of this 
amendment may be divided and sold to separate owners and 
used with the minimum non-conformance. This amendment 
does not apply to lots appearing on definitive plans approved 
by the Planning Board after the Annual Town Meeting of 
March. 1954." 

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Article 59. To see if the Town will vote to amend Sec- 
tion V, Educational Districts, by adding the following pa- 
ragraph : 

"5. Land subdivided in this district shall conform to 
the area, frontage, yard, and setback requirements of Single 
Residence B." 

Article 60. To see if the Town will vote to change from 
Single Residence B to Single Residence C as denned in pa- 
ragraph one of Section IX of the Zoning By-Laws of the 
Town as most recently amended in March, 1955, a portion 
of the Town of Andover, bounded easterly by a line which is 
220' west of the center line of the Andover By-Pass ; south- 
erly by the Town boundary line against the town of North 
Reading and the town of Wilmington, westerly by a line 
which is 220' easterly from the center line of River Street 
and by a line which is 170' easterly from the center line of 
High Street ; northerly by a line which is 170' southerly from 
the center line of Andover Street by land of the Town of 
Andover, used as a Playground, and by a line which is 220' 
southerly from the center line of Ballardvale Road, 220' 
easterly from the center line of South Main Street and 220' 
southerly from the center line of Wildwood Road. 

Article 61. To see if the Town will vote to change from 
Single Residence B to Single Residence C as defined in pa- 
ragraph one of Section IX of the Zoning By-Laws of the 
Town as most recently amended in March, 1955, a portion 
of the Town of Andover, bounded on the east by a line which 
is 220' westerly from the center line of Andover Street by a 
line which is 220' westerly from the center line of Dascomb 
Road to a point which is approximately 800' southwesterly 
from the intersection of said Dascomb Road with said An- 
dover Street, across Dascomb Road with said Andover 
Street across Dascomb Road at right angles and intersect- 
ing a line which is again 220' westerly from the center line 
of Andover Street, by a line which is 170' northwesterly of 
the center line of Bannister Road, by a line which is coinci- 

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dent with the center line of Dascomb Road, by a line which is 
170' southwesterly of the center line of Clark Road, by a 
line which is 170' northwesterly of the center line of Moody 
Street, by a line which is 170' southwesterly of the center 
line of Moody Street by a line which is 170' westerly from 
the center line of Chester Street and from the center line 
of Tewksbury Street to a point which is 1300' southwesterly 
from the intersection of said Tewksbury and Chester 
Streets; bounded westerly by a line which is drawn from 
the last mentioned point to a point which is 220' westerly 
from the intersection of the center line of Love joy Road 
with the center line of Dascomb Road, and by a line which is 
westerly 220' from the center line of Love joy Road and the 
center line of Greenwood Road to a point which is 220' 
southerly from the intersection of said Greenwood Road 
with High Plain Road; northerly by a line which is 220' 
southerly from the center line of High Plain Road, 220' 
westerly from the center line of Virginia Road, to a point 
which is 220' southwesterly of the intersection of Virginia 
and Shirley Roads, northwesterly by the center line of Lo- 
well Street to its intersection with Shawsheen and Reserv- 
ation Roads hence to a point which is 220' southerly from 
the intersection of said Shawsheen and Reservation Roads, 
northerly by a line which is 220' southerly of the center line 
of Shawsheen Road to a point where it meets the "A" zone 
thence by the "A" zone to where this boundary crosses Red 
Spring Road easterly by a line which is 220' westerly of 
Red Spring Road to a point of beginning of description. 

Article 62. To see if the Town will vote to change from 
Single Residence C to Single Residence D in which all pro- 
perty subdivided within the area described below shall have 
not less than 2 acres in area, nor less than 250' in frontage 
and that the residences in said area shall be set back from 
the street not less than 50', with distances from the side 
line to the nearest side of the house not less than 50', a por- 
tion of the Town of Andover bounded easterly by the west- 
erly line of the proposed Route 28, bounded southwesterly 

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by the town line between the town of Andover and the town 
of Tewksbury and bounded northwesterly by the Merrimack 
River. 

Article 63. To see if the Town will vote to change from 
Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion of the 
Town bounded on the West by Highland Road from Salem 
Street Northerly to the Town boundary line between Ando- 
ver and North Andover, on the North by the Town boundary 
line aforesaid, on the east by the present "B" district and by 
the Andover By-Pass and on the South by a line which is 
170 feet from and parallel with Prospect Hill Road, Apple- 
tree Lane, Holt Road and by the northerly line of Brothers' 
Field owned by Phillips Academy, set apart as an educa- 
tional district. 

Article 64. To see if the Town will vote to change from 
Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion of the 
Town bounded northerly by Haverhill Street and by the 
educational district accommodating lands of Merrimack Col- 
lege to Elm Street at the Town boundary line between An- 
dover and North Andover, northeasterly by the Town bound- 
ary line between Andover and North Andover to Highland 
Road, southerly by a line which is 170 feet north of the 
center line of Summer Street, westerly by a line which is 
parallel with and 170' east of the center line of Pine Street, 
by the east and northerly lines of Johnson Acres and by the 
south bounded by the Town Farm, by the center line of High 
Street to an extension of the northerly line of the Town 
Farm and by a line which is 170' westerly from and paral- 
lel to the center line of High Street. 

Article 65. To see if the Town will vote to change from 
Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion of the 
Town in Shawsheen Village bounded northeasterly by the 
center line of North Main Street to a point 600 feet norther- 
ly from the Shawsheen River, east by the westerly line of 
the Castle Heights Development (so called) ) to a line of the 

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Industrial District, extended from the Stevens Mills Pro- 
perty and by the north and westerly lines of the Beech 
Circle Development (so called) and across Shawsheen Road 
to an intersection with the northeasterly line of the present 
"B" district in the area and bounded southerly by the north- 
erly line of the present "B" district, which line is 170 feet 
from and parallel with the center line of Shawsheen Road 
and the center line of Lincoln Street to a point which is 1100 
feet southwesterly from the intersection of Lincoln Street 
with Lowell Street, northwesterly by a line which is the 
southeasterly limit of the present developments in this area 
and by the northerly line of the present developments in this 
area and by a line which is 70 feet southeasterly from the 
center line of Lowell Street to the southwesterly limits of 
the Marwood Drive Development, and by the Southeasterly 
limits of this development extended to North Main Street 
aforesaid. 

Article 66. To see if the Town will vote to change from 
Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion of the 
Town northwest of Lowell Street and north of Canterbury 
Street bounded on the north by Hussey's Brook, and the 
southeast by a line which is parallel with and 170 feet north- 
westerly from the westerly line of Lowell Street, on the 
south by a line which is parallel with and 170 feet northerly 
from the center line of Canterbury Street, and southwesterly 
by the "B" district near the Andover Country Club. 

Article 67. To see if the Town will vote to change from 
Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion of the 
Town bounded in part by the boundary line between Law- 
rence and Andover and in part by the North Andover Town 
boundary, bounded southerly by the center line of Haverhill 
Street and bounded westerly in part by the westerly line 
of High Street and by the easterly line of the existing 
Educational District. 



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Article 68. To see if the Town will vote to change from 
Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion of the 
Town bounded northeasterly by the Town boundary between 
Andover and North Andover, easterly by Elm Street, south- 
erly, westerly, and northerly by the present Educational 
District located between Haverhill and Elm Streets. 

Article 69. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Zoning By-Law by striking out that part of paragraph 1 of 
Section IX which reads : "Or if land is being subdivided for 
summer camp lots on or near shores of a pond, river, or 
lake. ,, 

Article 70. To see if the Town will vote to change from 
Single Residence C to Industrial a portion of the Town 
known as Lowell Junction and bounded as follows: Begin- 
ning at the intersection of the Andover-Tewksbury bound- 
ary with the Shawsheen River ; thence proceeding northerly 
by the Shawsheen River to the Lowell Line of the Boston 
& Maine Railroad; thence proceeding easterly by the Lowell 
Line of the Boston & Maine Railroad to its intersection with 
Lowell Junction Road ; thence continuing easterly by Lowell 
Junction Road to its intersection with River Street; thence 
proceeding southerly by River Street to the Andover- Wil- 
mington boundary ; thence proceeding southerly by the An- 
dover-Wilmington boundary to the Andover-Tewksbury 
boundary ; thence proceeding northwesterly by the Andover- 
Tewksbury boundary to the point of beginning. There is 
included herein the entire triangular section encompassed 
by the Boston & Maine Railroad lines at Lowell Junction. 

Article 71. To see if the Town will vote to change from 
Single Residence B to Industrial a portion of the Town of 
Andover in the West District and bounded as follows: Be- 
ginning at the intersection of Fish Brook and River Road ; 
and thence proceeding by Fish Brook northwesterly to the 
Merrimack River ; thence turning and proceeding northerly 
and easterly by the Merrimack River to the Andover-Law- 

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rence boundary; thence proceeding southerly by the Ando- 
ver-Lawrence boundary to a point 200 feet north of River 
Road, thence proceeding westerly parallel with River Road 
and 200 feet northerly therefrom to a point 200 feet beyond 
the westerly junction of North Street and River Road; 
thence turning and proceeding southeasterly by a line paral- 
lel with North Street and 200 feet southwesterly therefrom 
to a point 1000 feet northwesterly of the intersection of 
Greenwood Road and North Street; thence proceeding 
southwesterly to the intersection of Ledge Road and Chand- 
ler Road ; thence proceeding northwesterly and westerly by 
Chandler Road to the point of beginning. 

Article 72. To see if the Town will vote to amend Sec- 
tion VII of the Zoning By-law by inserting "A. Central" 
before the words "Industrial Districts", and by adding two 
new subsections as follows : 

B. Restricted Industrial District — Lowell Junction area 

1. Regulations 

a. All industries desiring location in this area must 
obtain the approval of the Board of Selectmen or its 
duly authorized appointees as to type and exact na- 
ture of such industry in which they will engage and 
as to type, location, and nature of new buildings 
and/or alterations to existing buildings or facilities. 

b. No plant shall be built within 400 feet of outside 
wall of any existing occupied residence. 

c. Any plant shall not occupy more than one-quar- 
ter of the total owned land in any one site or plot. 

d. No plot shall be less than 5 acres. 

e. No plant shall be built within 50 feet of an exist- 
ing highway. No plant shall be built within 100 feet 
of a property line. 



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f. Landscaping must be adequate in accordance 
with plans submitted to and approved by the Plan- 
ning Board. 

g. Adequate vehicular parking space shall be pro- 
vided and maintained to specific need with the ap- 
proval of the Board of Selectmen or its duly autho- 
rized appointees. 

h. Height requirements shall be in accordance with 
existing regulations of the Town of Andover. Height 
requirements shall not apply to chimneys, cooling 
towers, elevator bulkheads, skylights, ventilators 
and other necessary appurtenances usually carried 
above roofs, nor to domes, towers, stacks or spires, 
if not used for human occupancy and not more than 
25% of the ground floor area of the building; nor to 
ornamental towers, observation towers, radio broad- 
casting towers, television and radio antennae, and 
other like structures which do not occupy more than 
25% of the ground floor area. 

i. Identifying signs may be erected subject to the 
approval of the Planning Board. 

2. Permissable uses — Lowell Junction 

Light industry such as electronics, precision instru- 
ments, research laboratories, pharmaceuticals and 
drugs, printing, insurance, etc. plus so called heavy 
industries such as metal working, automobile manu- 
facturing and assembly, paper manufacturing and 
processing, manufacturing of plastic ingredients, 
terminal warehousing, rubber manufacturing and 
moulding, tool and die making and such other indus- 
tries as the Board of Selectmen or its duly authorized 
appointees may deem advisable. 



3. Exceptions — Lowell Junction 

Specifically from this area are all of the exceptions 






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below plus any others which the Board of Selectmen 
or its duly authorized appointees may deem unsuited 
for this area: abbatoirs, stockyards, reduction of 
garbage, offal or dead animals, incinerators ( except 
as operated by the Town of Andover) , explosives or 
fireworks, cement and lime manufacture and any 
other industries as might, in the opinion of the Board 
of Selectmen, or its duly authorized appointees, 
create hazards or public nuisances. 

C. Restricted Industrial District — West Andover Area 

1. Regulations 

a. All industries desiring location in this area must 
obtain the approval of the Board of Selectmen or its 
duly authorized appointees as to type and exact na- 
ture of such industry in which they will engage and 
as to type, location, and nature of the new buildings 
and/or alterations to existing buildings or facilities. 

b. No plant shall be built within 400 feet of outside 
wall of any existing occupied residence. 

c. Any plant shall not occupy more than one-quar- 
ter of the total owned land in any one site or plot. 

d. No plot shall be less than 10 acres. 

e. No plant shall be built within 150 feet of an 
existing highway nor within 100 feet of a property 
line. 

f. Landscaping must be adequate in accordance 
with plans submitted to and approved by the Plan- 
ning Board. 

g. Adequate vehicular parking space shall be pro- 
vided and maintained to specific need with the ap- 
proval of the Board of Selectmen or its duly autho- 
rized appointees. 



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h. Buildings in excess of three stories or 50 feet in 
height from top of foundations shall not be permit- 
ted. Height requirements shall not apply to chim- 
neys, cooling towers, elevator bulkheads, skylights, 
ventilators and other necessary appurtenances usual- 
ly carried above roofs, nor to domes, towers, stacks 
or spires, if not used for human occupancy and not 
more than 25% of the ground floor area of the build- 
ing; nor to ornamental towers, observation towers, 
radio broadcasting towers, television and radio an- 
tennae and other like structures which do not occupy 
more than 25% of the ground floor area. 

i. No open storage permitted. 

j. Identifying signs may be erected subject to the 
approval of the Planning Board. 

2. Permissable uses — West Andover 

Light industry, especially those industries best suited 
for the "Industrial Park" type of development, such 
as electronics, precision instruments, research la- 
boratories, pharmaceuticals and drugs, plastics (ex- 
cept manufacturing of ingredients) , printing, insur- 
ance and such professional office buildings as the 
Board of Selectmen or its duly authorized appointees 
may approve. 

3. Exceptions — West Andover 

Specifically excepted from the West Andover area 
are all of the exceptions below plus any other indus- 
tries, heavy or light, which the Board of Selectmen 
or its duly authorized appointees may deem unsuit- 
ed for this proposed "Industrial Park" area: abba- 
toirs, stockyards, reduction of garbage, offal or dead 
animals, incinerators (except as operated by the 
Town of Andover) , explosives or fireworks, cement 
or lime manufacture and any other industries as 



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might, in the opinion of the Board of Selectmen, or 
its duly authorized appointees, create hazards or 
public nuisances. 

Article 73. To see if the Town will direct the Modera- 
tor to appoint a committee of three to study the By-Laws of 
the Town of Andover and to recommend changes : 

1. To eliminate legal loopholes in the existing By-Laws. 

2. To recommend any other improvements that they be- 
lieve will be of advantage to the Town of Andover ; and that 
this committee be directed to present an Article or Articles 
at the next Annual Town Meeting embodying their recom- 
mendations, on petition of George A. Grant and others. 

Article 74. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
to borrow money from time to time after January 1, 1957, 
in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1, 1957, in accordance with Section 4, Chapter 
44, General Laws and to issue a note or notes therefor, pay- 
able within one year, and to renew any note so issued for a 
period of less than one year, in accordance with Section 17 
of said Chapter 44. 

Article 75. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
$3,789.00 received in 1955, for the perpetual care of lots in 
Spring Grove Cemetery, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, 
Treasurer. 

Article 76. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
$30.00, the gift of Helen and Harold Rafton, as approved by 
the School Committee, to be awarded as the Rafton Science 
Prizes at Punchard High School, on petition of Thaxter 
Eaton, Treasurer. 

Article 77. To see if the Town will rescind the vote 
passed under Article 3 at the special town meeting held 

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November 21, 1955, and vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of $32,000.00 for the purpose of constructing and equip- 
ping a four room addition to the Shawsheen School, not in- 
cluding alterations to the existing building, this appropria- 
tion to be in addition to the $85,000 already appropriated 
under Article 14 of the town meeting held March 21, 1955 
for the purpose of constructing and equipping the addition 
including necessary alterations to the existing building; and 
to determine whether the money shall be provided from 
available funds in the town treasury or by bond issue; or 
to take any action in relation thereto, on petition of Thaxter 
Eaton, Treasurer. 

Article 78. To see if the Town will assume liability in 
the manner provided by Section 29 of Chapter 91 of the Ge- 
neral Laws, as amended by Chapters 516 and 524, Acts of 
1950, for all damages that may be incurred by work to be 
performed by the Department of Public Works of Massa- 
chusetts for the improvement, development, maintenance 
and protection of tidal and non-tidal rivers and streams, 
harbors, tidewaters, foreshores and shores along a public 
beach outside of Boston Harbor, including the Merrimack 
and Connecticut Rivers, in accordance with Section 11 of 
Chapter 91 of the General Laws, and authorize the Select- 
men to execute and deliver a bond of indemnity therefor to 
the Commonwealth. 

Article 79. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
$20,000.00 from Overlay Reserve to the Reserve Fund. 

Article 80. To see if the Town will vote to permit the 
Assessors to use $60,000.00 free cash to reduce the 1956 
tax rate and to offset appropriations for capital outlay voted 
at the 1956 town meeting. 

Article 81. To see what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

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Article 82. To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 83. To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting : 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting 
attested copies and publication thereof, seven days at least 
before the time and place of said meeting as directed by the 
By-Laws of the Town. 

Hereof fail not, and make return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twenty-third day of January, 
A. D. 1956. 

J. Everett Collins 
Sidney P. White 
Stafford A. Lindsay 

Selectmen of Andover 



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TOWN OF 

ANDOVER 

MASSACHUSETTS 




ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1956 



TOWN OF 

ANDOVER 

MASSACHUSETTS 




ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1956 



INDEX 



PAGE 



PAGE 



Accounting Taxes and Assessments 139 
Aid to Dependent Children 116 

Animal Inspector 102 

Appropriations for 1956 84 

Assessors 94. 173 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 140 

Municipal Properties and Public 
Improvements 175 

Balance Sheet 154 

Board of Appeals 96. 187 

Board of Health 105,218 

Board of Public Welfare 115, 176 

Aid to Dependent Children 116 

Infirmary 118,210 

Old Age Assistance 1 1 7 

Veterans' Services 118, 180 

Board of Public Works 269 

Accounts Receivable 142 

Administrative and Office 129 

Assessments and Receipts 1 4 1 

Highways 1 1 

Sewers 1 06 

Sidewalks 114 

Snow Removal and Sanding 114 
Superintendent & Town 

Engineer's Report 270 
Trucks, Garage and Repair 

Shop 110 
Water Maint. and Construction 132 

Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 
Building Inspector 102, 221 



Cemetery Funds 
Civilian Defense 
Classify Town Employees 



126. 



146 
224 
204 



Damages to Persons and Property 127 

Departmental Accts. Receivable 142 

Director of Accounts 78 

Dog Officer 102, 216 

Dutch Elm Disease 104 

Election and Registration 95 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hosp. 105 

Expenditures for 1956 92 



Finance Committee 96 

Fire Department 100, 212 

Forest Fires 101 

Garbage Collection Study 220 

General Government 

Election and Registration 95 

Municipal Buildings 97 

Town Officers 4 

Highways 110 

Housing Authority 184 

Insurance 127 

Interest 137 

Jury List 251 

Municipal Indebtedness 137 

Memorial Hall Library 124, 152, 258 

Library Statistics 268 

Report of Librarian 258 

Trustees 258 

Milk Inspector 218 

Moderator 96 

Moth Suppression 103 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 140 

Municipal Buildings 97 

Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 1 75 

Old Age Assistance 1 1 7 

Overlay 144 

Parking Meters 93, 99 

Parks and Playgrounds 130 

Patriotic Holidays 126,182 

Planning Board 97, 192 

Police Department 99, 214 

Public Dump 106 
Punchard Athletic Association 124 

Receipts for 1956 85 

Recreation Committee 131, 201 

Reserve Fund 138 

Retirement Report 166 



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PAGE 



♦School Department 119 

School Lunch 123 

Sealer, Weights & Measures 103, 223 

Selectmen 92 

Sewers 1 06 

Assessments 141 

Snow Removal and Sanding 114 



Spring Grove Cemetery 


136, 


178 


Street Lighting 




114 


Tax Collector 


94, 


170 


Summary of Tax Collector 
Cash Account 


's 


172 


Town Accountant 


8< 


1, 92 


Town Accounts 


8^ 


!, 92 


Accounting Taxes and 
Assessments 




139 


Appropriation for 1956 




84 


Balance Sheet 




154 


Board of Public Works 






Accounts Receivable 




143 


Departmental Accounts 
Receivable 




142 


Director of Accounts 




78 


Expenditures for 1956 




92 


Municipal Indebtedness 




137 


Overlay 




144 


Receipts for 1956 




85 



Reserve Fund 138 

Surplus Revenue 144 

Town Debt 169 

♦Trustees of Punchard 

Free School 148 

Water Accounts Receivable 143 



Town Clerk 
Town Counsel 
Town Debt 
Town Government 

Committee 
Town Infirmary 

Town Meetings 
Proceedings 
Warrants 



Study 



77, 94 

96 

137, 169 

227 
118, 210 



16 

11, 281 



Town Officers 

Town Reports 

Town Scales 

Treasurer 93. 

Tree Division 

Trust Funds 

♦Trustees Punchard Free School 



Veterans' Quarters 
Veterans' Services 
Vital Statistics 



118, 



Water Accounts Receivable 
Water Maint. and Construction 
Wire Inspector 103, 

♦Also see School Report 



4 
127 
128 
168 
104 
147 
148 

125 
180 

77 

143 
132 
222 



Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Moderator 
Roland H. Sherman 



Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 
Sidney P. White Chairman Term expires 1958 

Stafford A. Lindsay, Secretary Term expires 1957 

William V. Emmons Term expires 1959 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 
Arthur W. Cole, Agent, Bureau Old Age Assistance, 

Welfare Board 
Francis P. Markey, Veterans' Services Agent 

Board of Assessors 
Sidney P. White, Chairman Term expires 1958 

Stafford A. Lindsay, Secretary Term expires 1957 

William V. Emmons Term expires 1959 

Archibald D. Maclaren, Jr. Engineer 



Town Clerk 



George H. Winslow 



Term, Tenure 



Collector of Taxes 
James P. Christie Term expires 1958 

Treasurer 

Anna M. Greeley Term expires 1959 
Town Accountant Town Counsel 

George C. Napier Vincent F. Stulgis 

Board of Retirement 
George C. Napier, Chairman Term expires 1958 

Edmond E. Hammond Term expires 1958 

David L. Nicoll, Secretary Term expires 1959 



Board of Public Works 



Allen M. Flye, Chairman 

Alexander H. Henderson, Secretary 

P. Leroy Wilson 

Francis P. Reilly 

David M. Thompson 

Edward R. Lawson, Superintendent 

Ralph E. Preble, Jr., Superintendent, Seiver 

and Water Dept. and Engineer 
Donald C. Bassett, Asst. Engineer 



Term expires 1958 

Term expires 1958 

Term expires 1957 

Term expires 1957 

Term expires 1959 



School Committee 
Roy A. Russell, Chairman 
William A. Doherty, Secretary 
Albert Cole, Jr. 
Frederick S. Allis, Jr. 
Reta V. Buchan 
Edward I. Erickson, Superintendent 



Attendance Officer 
Raymond F. Collins 



Term 


expires 


1957 


Term 


expires 


1958 


Term 


expires 


1958 


Term 


expires 


1959 


Term 
lent 


expires 


1959 


School Physician 


John J. McArdle, Jr. '. 


M. D. 



School Nurses 

Ruth E. Westcott, R. N. 

Gertrude A. Stewart, R. N. 



Dental Hygienist 
M. Augusta Breck 



High School Building Committee 

Gordon L. Colquhoun, Chairman 

Edward I. Erickson, Secretary Stephen H. Brennan, Jr. 

Fred W. Doyle Fred I. Kent, II 

Stanley F. Swanton Melvin L. Weiner 



Ballardvale South Elementary School 
Building Committee 
Charles G. Hatch, Chairman Roy A. Russell 

John Sullivan, Secretary William A. Doherty 

Edward P. Hall Albert Cole, Jr. 

John Erwin Frederick S. Allis, Jr. 

Reta V. Buchan 



Board of Health 
Charles 0. McCullom, Chairman Term expires 1957 

Philip W. Blake, M. D. Term expires 1958 

Robert A. Walsh Term expires 1959 

Manuel Raposa, Jr., Sanitarian and Health Agent, 

Milk Inspector 
Alexander Thomson, Inspector of Plumbing 
Ray S. Youmans, Inspector of Slaughtering 
Elizabeth C. Nadeau, Public Health Nurse 
*Lotta M. Johnson, R. N., Nurse and Agent 

Inspector of Buildings 
Ralph W. Coleman 

Assistant Inspector of Buildings 
John J. Driscoll Archibald Maclaren, Jr. 



Planning Board 
Lee F. Noyes, Chairman 
Virginia H. Hammond, Secretary 
Donald G. Thompson 
Frederic S. O'Brien 
Robert F. MacMackin* 
Edward P. Hall 



Inspector of Wires 

Alex. Ritchie, Jr. 
William J. Young* 



Term 


expi 


ires 


1958 


^etary Term 


exp] 


ires 


1961 


Term 


expi 


ires 


1960 


Term 


exp] 


ires 


1959 


Term 


exp] 


ires 


1957 


Term 


expires 


1957 


Assistant Inspector of Wires 


Arthur Sil 


va 





Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Newton A. Jones Wilson Crawford, Deputy 

Joseph Serio* Philip Wormwood (Acting) 

Matron of the Town Infirmary 
Jean E. Weeks 



Inspector of Animals 
Hartwell B. Abbot* 
*Resigned 



Ray S. Youmans 



Trustees of Memorial 
Arthur W. Reynolds, Chairman 
William N. Perry, Secretary 
Leo F. Daley, Treasurer 
Alan R. Blackmer 
Edward I. Erickson 
Joseph Serio 
Elinore L. Washburn 



Hall Library 

Term expires 1957 

Term expires 1961 

Term expires 1959 

Term expires 1960 

Term expires 1958 

Term expires 1962 

Term expires 1963 



Trustees of Punchard Free School 
Rev. Frederick B. Noss 
Rev. John S. Moses 
Rev. Hugh B. Penney 

Edmond E. Hammond Term expires 1958 

Fred W. Doyle Term expires 1958 

Harry Sellars Term expires 1958 

C. Carleton Kimball Term expires 1958 

Arthur W. Cole Term expires 1958 

Trustees of Cornell Fund 

Edward P. Hall Term expires 1959 

Arthur W. Cole Term expires 1957 

Frederick E. Cheever, Treasurer Term expires 1958 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 

Frederick E. Cheever, Chairman Term expires 1958 

Albert E. Curtis, Secretary Term expires 1957 

William D. Mclntyre Term expires 1958 

Malcolm E. Lundgren Term expires 1959 

Irving J. Whitcomb Term expires 1957 

Board of Registrars 
Ralph A. Bailey, Chairman Term expires 1957 

Walter F. McDonald Term expires 1959 

Joseph A. Horan Term expires 1958 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 

Finance Committee 
Harold A. Rutter, Jr. Chairman Richard M. Zecchini 

Charles G. Hatch, Secretary William Mackintosh 

Victor J. Mill, Jr. Robert A. Watters 

Leslie N. Hutchinson 



Recreation Committee 
L. Gleynn Yeaton, Chairman Walter Pearson 

Francis P. Markey, Secretary James Doherty 

Bart Smalley 

Zoning Board of Appeals 
James S. Eastham, Chairman Term expires 1958 

Hugh Bullock, Secretary Term expires 1959 

Edward P. Hall Term expires 1957 

Walter C. Tomlinson, Associate Member 
Leon A. Field, Associate Member 
Alfred W. Fuller, Associate Member 

Planning Board of Appeals 

Thomas Burns Joseph A. McCarthy 

Frank Brigham Asst. Member, Vincent L. Stulgis 

Committee to Petition General Court 
for Selectmen-Town Manager Plan 
Howell M. Stillman, Chairman Wallace E. B rimer 

Thomas V. Sullivan, Secretary Daniel E. Hogan 

C. Carlton Kimball Stanley F. Swanton 

Joseph A. McCarthy Melvin L. Weiner 

By-Law Study Committee 
Edward P. Hall Thomas D. Burns 

Alfred W. Fuller 

Committee to Study Capital Expenditures 
Sidney P. White Allen M. Flye 

Mrs. Edmond E. Hammond, Jr. Richard M. Zecchini 

Joseph A. McCarthy Hugh Bullock 

Alex. M. Wilson 

Committee to Evaluate Compensation and 

Classify Town Employees 

George C. Napier William Mackintosh 

John S. Sullivan John C. Young 

Kenneth C. Bevan 

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Committee to Study Garbage Collection Service 

Charles 0. McCullom Robert Walsh 

Winthrop K. White Donald B. Maclellan 

James B. Sullivan 

Andover Housing Authority 
Edward D. Johnston, State Member Term expires 1961 
George A. Noury, Vice Chairman Term expires 1958 

Thomas R. Wallace, Treasurer Term expires 1959 

Roy A. Russell, Asst. Secretary Term expires 1960 

Thomas P. Eldred, Asst. Treas Term expires 1961 

Ernest N. Hall, Exec. Director and Secretary 

Fire Department 
Henry L. Hilton, Chief and Forest Warden 

Police Department 
David L. Nicoll, Chief William R. Hickey, Dog Officer 

Constables 

George N. Sparks Term expires 1957 

George B. Brown Term expires 1957 

Roy A. Russell Term expires 1957 

Civil Defense Director 
Harold W. Wennik 

TOWN OF ANDOVER 

Population 1955 Census — 14535 

Registered Voters 1956 — 9124 

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS INCLUDING ANDOVER 

Senators 

John F. Kennedy, Boston Leverett Salstonstall, Dover 

Fifth Congressional District 
Edith Nourse Rogers, 444 Andover St., Lowell 



Fifth Councillor District 
Augustus P. Means, County Road, Essex 

Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
Charles S. Marston, 3rd, 309 East Broadway, Haverhill 

Fifth Essex Representative District 

Frank S. Giles, 19 Smith Avenue, Methuen 
William Longworth, 25 Stevens Street, Methuen 
Arthur Williams, 127 Haverhill Street, Andover 

Essex County Commissioners 

C. F. Nelson Pratt, Saugus 

Arthur A. Thompson, Methuen 

John R. Ahern, Lawrence 

Selective Service Board 

Samuel Rockwell, Chairman, North Andover 
Martin J. Lawlor, Jr. North Andover 
Thomas E. Cargill, Sr. Boxford 

Joseph A. Horan, Secretary, Chandler Road, Andover 
Thomas W. Fallon, 58 Maple Ave., Andover 
Walter E. Mondale, Govt. Appeal Agent, 
49 Summer Street, Andover 



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Annual Town Meeting 



MARCH 5, 1956 



Agreeably to a warrant signed by the Selectmen, January 
23, 1956, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified 
to vote in Elections and Town Affairs, met and assembled at 
the designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three, 
Four, Five and Six, viz: The Central Fire Station in Pre- 
cinct One ; the Square and Compass Hall in Precinct Two ; 
the Sacred Heart School, Balmoral Street, Shawsheen Vil- 
lage, in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange Hall in Pre- 
cinct Four; the Fire Station, Ballardvale, in Precinct Five; 
and the Peabody House, Phillips Street in Precinct Six, in 
said Andover, on 

Monday, The Fifth Day of March, 1956 

at 7:00 o'clock A. M. to act upon the following articles: 

Essex, ss Andover, March 5, 1956 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one 
of the constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the 
inhabitants of said town, to meet at the time and places and 
for the purpose stated in said warrant, by posting a true 
and attested copy of the same, on the Town House, on each 
Schoolhouse, and in no less than five other public places 
where bills and notices are usually posted and by publica- 
tion in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants have been 
posted and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Article 1. Election of Officers 

Took up Article 1 and proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 
The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 
0000. The polls were opened at seven o'clock A. M. and 
closed at seven o'clock P. M. The total number of ballots 
cast was 5449 — viz: Precinct 1 — 1349, Precinct 2 — 889, 
Precinct 3—1013, Precinct 4—717, Precinct 5 — 477, Pre- 
cinct 6—1004. 

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Moderator — for One Year 
Precincts 
12 3 4 5 6 

1093 692 839 599 378 888 Roland H. Sherman 4489 

1 Leo Daley 1 

256 196 174 118 99 116 Blanks 959 

Selectmen — One for Three Years 

870 472 449 275 187 625 William V. Emmons 2878 

259 209 407 347 117 234 Richard K. Gordon 1573 

194 177 133 79 166 118 John F. Shepard 867 

26 31 24 16 7 27 Blanks 131 

Assessor — One for Three Years 

857 459 454 274 201 606 William V. Emmons 2851 

264 222 388 340 103 241 Richard K. Gordon 1558 

198 176 144 86 163 123 John F. Shepard 890 

30 32 27 17 10 34 Blanks 150 

Treasurer — One for Three Years 

499 401 444 284 289 411 Anna M. Greeley 2328 

640 310 365 287 120 448 Wilson Knipe, Jr. 2170 

191 151 172 116 55 114 James S. Martin 799 

19 27 32 30 13 31 Blanks 152 

School Committee: — Tivo for Three Years 
660 354 483 355 240 662 Frederick S. Allis, Jr. 2754 

690 427 356 310 272 583 Reta V. Buchan 2638 

273 270 260 88 79 102 J. William Burke 1072 

132 104 256 76 53 64 Henry G. Holt, Jr. 685 
266 137 186 150 57 188 Phillips B. Marsden, Jr. 984 

326 201 205 129 92 184 Walter E. Mondale 1137 

58 27 44 134 32 47 Clarence J. Pope 342 

293 258 236 192 130 178 Blanks 1287 

Board of Health — One for Three Years 

1099 694 797 565 364 828 Robert A. Walsh 4347 

250 195 216 152 113 176 Blanks 1102 

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Board of Public Works — One for Three Years 

Precincts 

12 3 4 5 6 

537 374 371 198 158 215 Benjamin C. Brown 1853 

730 454 562 465 287 743 David M. Thompson 3241 

82 61 80 54 32 46 Blanks 355 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — One for Seven Years 
1084 658 828 585 360 867 Elinore L. Washburn 4382 
265 231 185 132 117 137 Blanks 1067 

Trustee of Punchard Free School 

One for Two Years (To fill a vacancy) 

1123 694 834 593 374 862 Arthur W. Cole 4480 

226 195 179 124 103 142 Blanks 969 

Planning Board — One for Five Years 
1081 645 824 555 350 842 Virginia H. Hammond 4297 
1 Peter O'Hagan 1 

268 243 189 162 127 162 Blanks 1151 

Planning Board — One for Four Years 
1087 653 814 563 355 861 Donald G. Thompson 4333 
262 236 199 154 122 143 Blanks 1116 

Planning Board — One for Three Years 
(To full a vacancy) 
1059 642 800 537 339 835 Fredric S. O'Brien 4212 
290 247 213 180 138 169 Blanks 1237 

Andover Housing Authority — One for Five Years 

9 6 10 4 9 7 Thomas P. Eldred 45 

12 6 9 John G. Long 18 

19 4 Greta M. Coutts 23 

1337 852 991 703 468 990 Blanks 5341 

(Several other persons received a smaller number of votes) 

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Constables — Three for One Year 
Precincts 
12 3 4 5 6 
1047 629 740 523 340 798 George B. Brown 4077 

1115 699 814 567 379 863 Roy A. Russell 4437 

1021 638 735 528 388 794 George N. Sparks 4104 
864 701 750 533 324 557 Blanks 3729 

All the foregoing officers were voted for on one ballot 
and the check lists were used. 

REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT 1 

Andover, March 5, 1956 
Polls opened at 7:00 A. M. Warden in Charge, Rowland 
L. Luce. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7:00 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 
1349. Number of ballots received 1813 — Absentee ballots 
31. Number of ballots returned 495. Number of ballots cast 
1349. Police officer on duty, Wm. Stewart. Voted to count 
ballots at 7:45 A. M. 

Joseph W. McNally, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT— 2 

Andover, March 5, 1956 
Polls opened at 7:00 A. M. Warden in charge, Fernand 
J. Lussier. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls 
closed 889. Number of ballots received 1313. Number of 
ballots returned 424. Number of ballots cast 889. Police 
officer on duty, James M. Gorrie, Jr. Voted to count ballots 
at 8 :00 A.M. 

James V. Gerraughty, Clerk 
REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT— 3 

Andover, March 5, 1956 
Polls opened at 7:00 A. M. Warden in charge, A Norman 
Warhust. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls 
closed 1013. Number of ballots received 1650. Number of 
ballots returned 637. Number of ballots cast 1013. Police 



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officer on duty, Russell Berthel. Voted to count ballots at 
10:00 A. M. 

Alan F. Dunlop, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT— 4 

Andover, March 5, 1956 
Polls opened at 7:00 A. M. Warden in charge, Robert 
Henderson. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls 
closed 717. Number of ballots received 1041 and 12 ab- 
sentees. Number of ballots returned 336. Number of ballots 
cast 705 and 12 absentees. Police Officer on duty, Frederick 
K. Welch. Voted to count ballots at 8 :30 A. M. 

James D. Doherty, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT— 5 

Andover, March 5, 1956 
Polls opened at 7:00 A. M. Warden in charge, William 
Miller, Jr. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls 
closed 477. Number of ballots received 656. Number of bal- 
lots returned 179. Number of ballots cast 477. Police officer 
on duty, George N. Sparks. Voted to count ballots at 10:30 
A.M. 

Eugene A. Zalla, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT — 6 

Andover, March 5, 1956 
Polls opened at 7:00 A. M. Warden in charge, Ralph A. 
Bailey. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7:00 P. M. Ballot box registered 1498 and 34 ab- 
sentees. Number of ballots returned 528. Number of ballots 
cast 1004. Police Officer on duty, James R. Lynch. Voted to 
count ballots at 8:00 A. M. 

John M. Lynch, Clerk 

After final action of Article One, the said meeting was 
adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the Ge- 
neral Laws to Saturday, March 10th, at 1:00 o'clock P. M. 
at the Memorial Auditorium. 

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Adjourned Town Meeting 

MARCH 10, 1956 



The check lists were used at entrance and showed 1,126 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order by Roland H. Sherman, 
Moderator, at 1:05 P. M. 

Unanimous consent was voted to admit five High School 
students, eleven Junior High School students, 1 exchange 
student and three non voters. 

Two members of the press were not admitted. 

Opening prayer was offered by Rev. Hugh B. Penney, Jr. 

Salute to the flag was led by Stafford A. Lindsay. 

The warrant and return of service by the constable was 
read by the Town Clerk. 

Article 1. To elect a Moderator for one year, a Town 
Treasurer for three years, a Selectman for three years, an 
Assessors for three years, a member of the Board of Public 
Works for three years, a member of the Board of Health 
for three years, two members of the School Committee for 
three years, a member of the Planning Board for five years, 
a member of the Planning Board for four years (to fill a 
vacancy) , a member of the Planning Board for three years 
(to fill a vacancy) , a Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for 
seven years, a Trustee of Punchard Free School for two 
years (to fill a vacancy) , a member of the Andover Housing 
Authority for five years, three Constables for one year, and 
any other town officers required by law to be elected by 
ballot. 

All the above candidates to be voted for on one ballot. The 
polls will be open from 7:00 o'clock A. M. to 7:00 o'clock 
P.M. 

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The Town Clerk announced the results of ballot March 
5th and declared Roland H. Sherman elected as Moderator 
for the ensuing year and that he had previously been sworn 
to the faithful performance of the duties of that office. 

The Moderator then declared the other successful candi- 
dates elected to their respective offices. 

William V. Emmons, Selectman for Three Years. 

William V. Emmons, Assessor for Three Years. 

Anna M. Greeley, Treasurer for Three Years. 

Frederick S. Allis, Jr., School Committee for Three Years 

Reta V. Buchan, School Committee for Three Years. 

Robert A. Walsh, Board of Health for Three Years. 

David M. Thompson, Board of Public Works for Three 
Years. 

Elinore L. Washburn, Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for Seven Years. 

Arthur W. Cole, Trustee of Punchard Free School for 
Two Years (To fill a Vacancy). 

Virginia H. Hammond, Planning Board for Five Years. 

Donald G. Thompson, Planning Board for Four Years 
(To fill a Vacancy). 

Frederic S. O'Brien, Planning Board for Three Years 
(To fill a Vacancy). 

Thomas P. Eldred, Andover Housing Authority for Five 
Years. 

George B. Brown, Constable for One Year. 

Roy A. Russell, Constable for One Year. 

George N. Sparks, Constable for One Year. 

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Article 2. To elect all other officers not required by 
law to be elected by ballot. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED Edward P. 
Hall be elected Trustee of Cornell Fund for three years. 

Article 3. To establish the salary of elected Town Of- 
ficers for the ensuing year. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED that the sa- 
laries of the elected Town Officers for the ensuing year be 
established at: (each item being voted on separately) : 

Chairman, Board of Selectmen per annum $800.00 

Two members at $600. each per annum 

Board of Assessors 

Three members at $600. each per annum 

Board of Public Welfare 

Three members at $100. each per annum 
Town Clerk per annum 4,922.00 

Collector of Taxes per annum 4,922.00 

Town Treasurer per annum 4,466.00 

Board of Health 

Three members at $100. each per annum 

Chairman, Board of Public Works per annum 300.00 

Secretary, Board of Public Works per annum 150.00 

Treasurer, Library Trustees per annum 100.00 

Moderator, per meeting 25.00 

Article 4. To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for the following purposes : 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the following sums of money: 

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American Legion $ 840.00 

Veterans of Foreign Wars 720.00 

Disabled Veterans 480.00 

Patriotic Holidays 1,540.00 

Retirement Fund 47,738.00 

Damage to Persons and Property 500.00 

Elections and Registrations 8,732.00 

Insurance 20,000.00 

Printing Town Reports 1,897.60 

Moderator 75.00 

Town Counsel 1,500.00 

Finance Committee 100.00 

Dog Officer 325.00 

Animal Inspector 350.00 

Town Scales 200.00 

Inspector of Wires 1,175.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 760.00 

Brush Fires 2,200.00 

Aid to Dependent Children 10,600.00 

Old Age Assistance 71,500.00 

Disability Assistance 7,100.00 

Recreation 13,820.00 

Public Dump 3,000.00 

Selectmen 4,515.00 

Treasurer 13,262.12 
Parking Meter Account (from Meter Fund) $350.00 

Board of Appeals 250.00 

Building Inspector 3,000.00 

Municipal Buildings 10,000.00 
Parking Meter Account (from Meter Fund) $8,930.00 

Veterans Services 25,408.00 

Public Welfare 12,408.00 

Collector of Taxes 10,166.00 

Accountant 9,937.00 

Assessors 21,937.00 

Town Clerk 8,692.00 

Infirmary 12,120.00 



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Police Department 96,395.00 

(To include 3 unpaid bills, 2 in 1954 and 1 
in 1955 in the amount of $54.29 and $150. 
out-of -state-travel ) 
Fire Department 113,899.63 

(To include 4 unpaid 1954 bills in the 
amount of $303.42 and $110. to be paid at 
the discretion of the Town Counsel in part 
or in full to a call fireman for services in 
1955, and $100.00 for out-of-state travel) 
Civil Defense 3,625.00 

Planning Board 8,265.00 

Interest 32,788.52 

Retirement Bonds 55,000.00 

Board of Health 9,096.00 

Care of T. B. Patients 3,000.00 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 43,941.00 

(plus dog license receipts) 
Spring Grove Cemetery 19,654.00 

School Committee 695,357.00 

(Incl. $400.00 for out-of-state travel and 
unpaid 1955 bill in the amount of $69.48) 
Highway Maintenance 73,930.80 

Water Maintenance 71,358.00 

Parks Department 8,688.00 

Sewer Maintenance 7,976.00 

Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 28,152.00 

Street Lighting 27,000.00 

Snow Removal and Sanding 25,000.00 

(To incl. $2,500.00 for purchase of equip- 
ment, if necessary, at discretion of B. P. W. 
and to include plowing of snow from pri- 
vate ways as approved by Selectmen) 
Tree Department 8,226.00 

Moth Department 7,552.00 

Dutch Elm Disease 7,350.00 

B. P. W. Administration and Office 27,267.76 

Total to be raised by taxation 1,700,369.43 

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Total not to be raised by taxation 9,280.00 

Grand Total Appropriated $1,709,649.43 



Article 5. — One new automobile for Police Dept. 800.00 
(plus trade-in value of 1955 Ford) 

Article 6. — New Ambulance for Fire Dept. 9,500.00 

(plus trade-in value from 1946 Cadillac and 
1937 Henney ambulances) 

Article 8. — Improve town office facilities 12,000.00 

Article 9. — Selectmen to pay for rental office 

space as may be needed 1,000.00 

Article 11. — Repair Indian Ridge Schoolhouse 2,500.00 

Article 16. — State-Aided Vocational Education 2,020.00 

Article 18. — Power Lawn Mower (Spring Grove) 650.00 

Article 19. — Establishing Devel. & Indust. Comm. 500.00 

Article 22. — Chapter 90 Highway Maintenance 6,000.00 

Article 23. — Chapter 90 Construction 10,000.00 

(from available funds $30,000.00) 

Article 24. — Repair and build sidewalks 7,500.00 

Article 25. — Two power chain saws for B. P. W. 500.00 
(plus turn-in of two old power saws) 

Article 26. — Power Lawn Mower for B. P. W. 1,200.00 
(plus turn-in of one old power lawnmower) 

Article 27. — New Compressor for B. P. W. 3,200.00 

(plus turn-in 1938 Dodge comp. truck & compr.) 

Article 28. — 3 Dump Trucks for B. P. W. 12,500.00 

(plus turn-in of 1941 Dodge & 1948 Diamond T) 

Article 29. — Purchase car for Water & Sewer 

Dept. 2,000.00 

Article 30. — New Chlorinator for B. P. W. 1,500.00 

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Article 31. — Fluoridation Equipment 3,000.00 

Article 32. — Acquire land for B. P. W. adj. to 

B. P. W. Yard 300.00 

Article 33. — Install Curbing (from Parking Meter 
Fund ($5,000.00) 

Article 35. — Water Extensions 20,000.00 

Article 36. — Sewage and Drainage 10,000.00 

Article 37. — Reservoir, etc. 95,000.00 

(from available funds $100,000.00) 

Article 38. — Reservoir and improvements to high 

level system 18,000.00 

(from available funds $40,000.00) 

Article 39. — Acquire land-Watershed Haggetts 

Pond 3,500.00 

Article 40. — Sewerage & Drainage (Carmel & 

Lockway Roads) 1,000.00 

Article 42. — Storm Drainage (Hidden Road) 2,500.00 

Article 47. — Sewerage Facilities-Sutherland St. 2,600.00 

Article 55. — Planning Board of Appeals 100.00 

Article 56. — Planning Board Overdraft 2,450.00 

Article 77. — Shawsheen School Addition 
(from available funds ($7,000.00) 



Total Special Articles to be raised by taxation 231,820.00 
Total Articles not raised by taxation 182,000.00 



Total Special Articles $413,820.00 

Grand Total Budget and Special Articles $2,123,469.43 

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Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $1,600.00 for the purchase of two new 
automobiles for the Police Department and use the trade-in 
value of two 1955 Ford sedans as part of the purchase price. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $800.00 for the purchase of one new 
automobile for the Police Department and use the trade-in 
value of one 1955 Ford Sedan as part of the purchase price. 

Artic e 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $9,500.00 for the purchase of a new 
ambulance for the Fire Department, and use the trade-in 
value from a 1946 Cadillac and a 1937 Henney ambulance 
as part of the purchase price. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $9,500.00 under Article 6. 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $750.00 for Civil Defense to purchase 
uniforms for Auxiliary Police. 

Article 7 was withdrawn. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate 12,000.00 to improve the town office facilities in 
the Town House, to be expended with the $8,000.00 voted in 
1955. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate $12,000.00 under Article 8. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $3,000.00 to be used by the Board of Selectmen to 
pay for rental office space outside the Town House as may 
be needed. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate $1,000.00 to be used by the Board of Selectmen 

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to pay for rental office space outside the Town House as 
may be needed. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $2,500.00 for a survey and report to 
evaluate the compensation, and classify town employees. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to instruct 
the Moderator to appoint a committee to make a survey to 
evaluate the compensation and classify town employees and 
report to the next annual town meeting, without appropria- 
tion. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $2,500.00 to be spent in repair of the 
exterior and interior of the Indian Ridge Schoolhouse to put 
in rental condition. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $2,500.00 under Article 11. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to sell the Indian Ridge School 
property either by public auction or by private sale for such 
price and upon such terms as they may deem proper and to 
authorize the said Board of Selectmen to execute and de- 
liver a deed of said property in pursuance of this vote. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to accept Article 12 as printed without any repair expenses. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will vote that all ex- 
penditures for materials amounting to $500.00 or over shall 
be made on a competitive bid. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 13 as printed. 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
Chapter 488 of the Acts of 1952, an Act relative to annual 
vacations for the employees of the Town of Andover. 

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Article 14 was withdrawn. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
Chapter 670, Acts of 1955, an act relative to increasing the 
amount of pensions, retirement allowances and annuities 
payable to certain former employees. 

Article 15 was withdrawn. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the School Committee to continue to maintain State-Aided 
Vocational Education in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 74, General Laws, and acts Amendatory thereto 
or dependent thereon, and further raise and appropriate 
the sum of $2,020.00 therefor. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $2,020.00 under Article 16. 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of construct- 
ing and equipping a new elementary school building on land 
owned by the Town in the Ballardvale Plains section ; and to 
determine whether the money shall be provided for by tax- 
ation, by appropriation from available funds in the Trea- 
sury, or by bond issue ; or take any action in relation there- 
to. 

Article 17 was defeated. The vote Yes 378 — No 350. 
Less than 2/3 vote as required. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $650.00 for the purpose of purchas- 
ing a 5HP power lawn mower to replace a mower 20 years 
old. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $650.00 under Article 18. 

Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to accept Ge- 

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neral Laws, Chapter 40, section 8A, as amended by Chapter 
102, Acts of 1955, establishing a development and indust- 
rial commission for the promotion and development of in- 
dustrial resources in the town and to raise and appropriate 
$500.00 to be used for the operation of said committee. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $500.00 under Article 19. 

Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or finance through a bond issue the sum of 
$175,000 for the purpose of enlarging the Memorial Hall 
Library, according to plans on file with the Library Trus- 
tees, through a one story addition to the front with side- 
walk level entrance, a two story addition to the West and 
interior alterations which will result in a more efficiently 
operated Library building better able to meet effectively the 
present and future needs of this growing community, on pe- 
tition of the Trustees of Memorial Hall Library. 

Article 20 was defeated. 

Article 21. To see whether the Town will instruct the 
Moderator to appoint a committee of not less than seven nor 
more than nine members, with instruction to petition the 
General Court for enactment of legislation establishing in 
the Town of Andover a selectmen-town manager plan sub- 
stantially in the form of legislation recommended by the 
present Town Government Study Committee, or to take any 
action relative thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to instruct 
the Moderator to appoint a committee of not less than seven 
nor more than nine members, with instructions to petition 
the General Court, after public hearings, for enactment of 
legislation establishing in the Town of Andover a selectmen- 
town manager plan substantially in the form of legislation 
recommended by the present Town Government Study 
Committee. 



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Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, and/or transfer from unappropriated avail- 
able funds in the treasury, a sum of money for Chapter 90 
Highway Maintenance, or take any action in relation there- 
to. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $6,000.00 under Article 22. 

Article 23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate $10,000 and transfer from available funds in 
the Treasury the sum of $30,000 for Chapter 90 Highway 
Construction or take any action in relation thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate $10,000 and transfer from available funds in 
the Treasury the sum of $30,000 under Article 23. 

Article 24. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to repair and build sidewalks, and 
raise and appropriate the amount of $7,500.00 therefor. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $7,500.00 under Article 24. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase two power chain saws 
and raise and appropriate the sum of $500.00 therefor, and 
the price allowed for two old power saws be used as part 
payment for the new power saws. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $500.00 under Article 25. 

Article 26. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase one Power Lawn Mower 
and raise and appropriate the sum of $1,200.00 therefor, 
and the price allowed for one old power lawn mower be used 
as part payment for the new power mower. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 

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appropriate the sum of $1,200.00 under Article 26. 

Article 27. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase a new compressor and 
raise and appropriate the sum of $3,200.00 therefor, and 
the price allowed for the 1938 Dodge compressor truck and 
compressor, be used as part payment therefor. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $3,200.00 under Article 27. 

Article 28. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase three clump trucks and 
raise and appropriate the sum of $12,500.00 therefor, and 
the price allowed for a 1941 Dodge and 1948 Diamond T to 
be used as part payment therefor. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $12,500.00 under Article 28. 

Article 29. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase a vehicle for the Water 
and Sewer Supt. and raise and appropriate the sum of 
$2,000.00 therefor. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $2,000.00 under Article 29. 

Article 30. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase a new chlorinator and 
raise and appropriate the sum of $1,500.00 therefor. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1,500.00 under Article 30. 

Article 31. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase fluoridation equipment 
and operate same and raise and appropriate the sum of 
$3,000.00 therefor, as instructed by the 1955 Annual Town 
Meeting. 

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Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $3,000.00 to purchase fluoridation 
equipment and fluoridate the water. 

Article 32. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate $300.00 for the purpose of increasing the use- 
fulness of the Town Yard by acquiring the land adjacent to 
the Board of Public Works yard and add said amount to 
said funds already appropriated under Article No. 26 of the 
1955 Town Warrant for this same purpose ; and authorize 
the Town to acquire said land by release, purchase, or by 
seizure by right of eminent domain upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Board of Public Works and as approved by the 
Town Counsel. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $300.00 under Article 
32. 

At this point in the warrant, at 6:35 P. M., upon motion 
duly seconded, it was VOTED to adjourn until 7:30 P. M. 

The adjourned meeting was called to order by Moderator 
Roland H. Sherman at 7:50 P.M. 

The check lists were used at entrance and showed 539 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

Article 33. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
$5,000.00 from the parking meter account to be used for 
the installation of curbing and authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to install the curbing in metered areas of public 
ways for the purpose of improving parking and protecting 
parking meters. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 33 as printed. 

Article 34. To see if the Town will vote to accept Ge- 
neral Laws, Chapter 40, Sections 42G and 421, an act 
to authorize the levy of special assessments to meet the cost 

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of laying water pipes in public and private ways and to vote 
the following by-laws as required under General Laws, 
Chapter 40, Section 42G, for establishing the method to be 
adopted in assessing the cost of laying water pipes in ways : 

"The Town shall assess any land directly or remotely be- 
nefited by laying of water pipes, a proportional share of the 
entire cost of such laying of water pipes, and the assess- 
ment shall be determined by the street frontage." 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 34 as printed. 

Article 35. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from unappropriated available 
funds in the treasury the amount of $20,000.00 for the pur- 
pose of extending or improving the water system of the 
Town of Andover; all work to be done under the super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works, and no work to be 
started until approved by the Board of Public Works, and 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $20,000.00 for the purpose of 
extending or improving the water system of the Town of 
Andover ; all work to be done under the supervision of the 
Board of Public Works, and no work to be started until ap- 
proved by the Board of Public Works, the Board of Select- 
men and the Finance Committee. 

Article 36. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from unappropriated available 
funds in the treasury, the amount of $10,000.00 for the pur- 
pose of extending or improving the Sewage & Drainage 
system of the Town of Andover ; all work to be done under 
the supervision of the Board of Public of Works, and no 
work to be started until approved by the Board of Public 
Works, and the Board of Selectmen. 

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Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $10,000.00 for the purpose of 
extending or improving the Sewage & Drainage system of 
the Town of Andover ; all work to be done under the super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works, and no work to be 
started until approved by the Board of Public Works, the 
Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee. 

Article 37. To see if the Town will raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $95,000.00 and to instruct the Selectmen 
to raise through a 5 year bond issue the sum of $100,000.00 
for the purpose of constructing a reservoir, pumping sta- 
tion and other improvements to the water system. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
and appropriate the sum of $95,000.00 by taxation and 
$100,000 to be taken from available funds for the purpose 
of constructing a reservoir, pumping station and other im- 
provements to the water system. 

Article 38. To see if the Town will raise and appro- 
priate by taxation the sum of $18,000.00 and transfer from 
unappropriated available funds in the treasury the amount 
of $40,000.00 for the purpose of constructing a reservoir 
and direct or indirect improvements to the high level 
system. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate by taxation the sum of $18,000.00 and transfer 
from unappropriated available funds in the treasury the 
amount of $40,000.00 for the purpose of constructing a re- 
servoir and direct or indirect improvements to the high level 
system. 

Article 39. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $3,500.00 for the acquisition and 
improvement of land, or land and buildings, on the water- 
shed of Haggetts Pond and Fish Brook, for the purpose of 
protecting and increasing the source of water supply and 

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increasing the available storage; said land, or land and 
buildings, to be acquired by release, by purchase, or by 
seizure by right of eminent domain, upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Board of Public Works and with the approval 
of the Town Counsel. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to raise and appropriate the amount of $3,500.00 for the ac- 
quisition and improvement of land, or land and buildings, 
on the watershed of Haggetts Pond and Fish Brook, for the 
purpose of protecting the water supply; said land, or land 
and buildings, to be acquired by release, by purchase, or by 
seizure by right of eminent domain, upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Board of Public Works and with the approval 
of the Town Counsel. A quorum was present. 

Article 40. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1,000.00 to be added to the unex- 
pended balance appropriated under Article 6 of the April 
4th, 1955 Special Town Meeting for the construction of 
sewerage and drainage in Carmel and Lockway Roads. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate $1,000.00 under Article 40. 

Article 41. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $6,000.00 for the purpose of re- 
pairing and replacing a surface water drain running from 
Wolcott Avenue over private land to Maple Avenue ; and au- 
thorize the Town to acquire easements by release, by pur- 
chase or by seizure by right of eminent domain upon the 
recommendation of the Board of Public Works and with the 
approval of the Town Counsel. 

Article 41 was defeated. 

Article 42. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $2,500.00 for the purpose of 
constructing a storm drainage system in the vicinity of No. 
5 and No. 7 Hidden Road and add to said amount funds al- 

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ready set up under Article 28 of the 1954 Town Warrant 
for this same purpose; and authorize the Town to acquire 
easements by release, by purchase, or by seizure by right of 
eminent domain as necessary for the disposal of storm 
water on private land ; said easements to be as recommend- 
ed by the Board of Pubilc Works and as approved by the 
Town Counsel. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to raise and appropriate the amount of $2,500.00 under Ar- 
ticle 42. A quorum was present. 

Article 43. To see if the Town will vote to rescind that 
portion of the vote passed under Article 1 of the Warrant 
for the Special Town Meeting held April 4, 1955 which au- 
thorizes the Selectmen to bond $145,000.00 for storm 
drainage. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to rescind 
that portion of the vote passed under Article 1 of the War- 
rant for the Special Town Meeting held April 4, 1955 which 
authorizes the Selectmen to bond $145,000.00 for storm 
drainage. 

Took up Article 78 at this point. For result of this vote, 
see Article 78 in proper order. 

Article 44. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate by taxation, transfer from available funds in- 
cluding unexpended appropriated balances and by bond is- 
sue the amount of $317,922.27 for the purpose of construct- 
ing storm drainage in connection with Rogers Brook and 
its tributaries to be provided for as follows : raise and ap- 
propriate by taxation $6,892.24 and instruct the Selectmen 
to raise $250,000.00 by a 10 year bond issue and add to 
these said amounts the unexpended balances of the funds 
already appropriated, $48,811.00 under Article 14 of the 
1955 Annual Town Meeting, $9,000.00 under Article 15 of 
the 1955 Annual Town Meeting, and 3,219.03 under Article 
1 of the Special Town Meeting of April 4, 1955 ; and au- 

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thorize the Town to acquire easements by release, by pur- 
chase, or by seizure by right of eminent domain as neces- 
sary for the control of storm water on private land, said 
easements to be as recommended by the Board of Public 
Works and approved by the Town Counsel. 

Article 44 was defeated. The vote 199 yes, 205 no. 

Article 45. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $16,000.00 for the purpose of con- 
structing surface water drainage from the Lantern Road- 
Gardner Avenue section to an outfall between Sunset Rock 
Road and Main Street and authorize the Town to acquire 
easements by release, by purchase, or by seizure by right 
of eminent domain upon recommendations of the Board of 
Public Works and with the approval of the Town Counsel. 

Article 45 was defeated. 

Article 46. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate by taxation the sum of $14,079.00 and instruct 
the Selectmen to raise through a 10 year bond issue the sum 
of $30,000.00 for the construction and improvement of 
storm water drainage in a portion of Shawsheen Heights; 
and authorize the Town to acquire easements by release, by 
purchase, or by seizure by right of eminent domain as ne- 
cessary for the disposal of storm water on private land, 
said easements to be as recommended by the Board of Pub- 
lic Works and approved by the Town Counsel. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $14,079.00 by taxation and take 
$30,000.00 from available funds in the Treasury under Ar- 
ticle 46 with the stipulation that the full cost would be as- 
sessed to all those directly or indirectly benefited. The vote 
Yes 267, No 20. 

Reconsideration of Article 46 was voted under Article 83. 
It was then voted to strike Article 46 from the warrant. 

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Article 47. To see if the Town will vote authorize 
the Board of Public Works to construct sewerage facilities 
in Sutherland Street, at present a Private Way, to connect 
with the existing public sewer; and raise and appropriate 
therefor the amount of $2,600.00 on the proviso that the fi- 
nal cost for such work done on the unaccepted portion 
of the street, is to be assessed as a betterment charge 
against the property owners on said unaccepted portion; 
and to authorize the Town to acquire easements by release, 
by purchase, or by seizure by right of eminent domain upon 
the recommendation of the Board of Public Works and with 
the approval of the Town Counsel, on petition of Frederick 
A. Plummer and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to raise and appropriate the amount of $2,600.00 under Ar- 
ticle 47. A quorum was present. 

Article 48. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Public Works to construct a water main in 
Tewksbury Street from the existing dead end westerly for 
a distance of about 800 feet, and raise and appropriate the 
amount of $3,200.00 therefor, on petition of James V. Let- 
ters, Jr. and others. 

Article 48 was withdrawn from the warrant. 

Article 49. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Public Works to construct a water main in 
Love joy Road for a distance of twenty-one hundred (2100) 
feet, so as to connect the two existing dead ends, and raise 
and appropriate the amount of twelve thousand six hundred 
($12,600) dollars therefor, on petition of Thomas V. Sulli- 
van and others. 

Article 49 was defeated. 

Article 50. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
public way, Arcadia Road, a way connecting Sunset Rock 

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Road and Ballardvale Road, as approved by the Planning 
Board October 4, 1954, and laid out by the Board of Select- 
men as shown on the plan made by Ralph B. Brasseur En- 
gineer, Haverhill, and dated December 10, 1954, both plan 
and description being on file at the Town Clerk's office and 
filed and approved by the Land Court December 20, 1954, 
on petition of Henry K. Jenkins and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 50 as printed. 

Article 51. To see if the Town will accept and name as 
Rock Ridge Road, Brookfield Road, Fox Hill Road and 
Woodcliff Road, the private ways fifty feet in width shown 
as Rock Ridge Road, Brookfield Road, Fox Hill Road and 
Woodcliff Road on Subdivision Plan No. 18975B, filed with 
Certificate of Title No. 3996, recorded Book 27, Page 185 
with the records of registered land in the North Registry 
District of Essex County, a copy of which is on file at the 
Town Clerk's Office, on petition of James H. Eaton and 
others. 

Article 51 was withdrawn from the warrant. 

Article 52. To see if the Town will accept as a public 
way Lantern Road from Hidden Road to Alden Road, a dis- 
tance of 561 feet, as approved by the Board of Survey and 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen as shown on a plan en- 
titled "Subdivision and Acceptance Plan for Hidden Acres" 
made in January, 1947 by Clinton F. Goodwin, C. E. both 
plan and description referred to being on file at the Town 
Clerk's office, on petition of Harry Axelrod and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 52 as printed. 

Article 53. To see if the Town will accept as a public 
way Nutmeg Lane a distance of 682 feet from Lantern Road 
to the accepted portion of Nutmeg Lane where it intersects 
with Alden Road, as approved by the Board of Survey and 

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laid out by the Board of Selectmen as shown on a plan en- 
titled "Subdivision and Acceptance Plan for Hidden Acres" 
made in September, 1954 for John Philip Enterprises, Inc. 
Fred Stowers, registered surveyor, Methuen, both plan and 
description referred to being on file in the Office of the 
Town Clerk, on petition of Harry Axelrod and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 53 as printed. 

Article 54. To see if the Town will vote to establish 
as an industrial zone, with the same restrictions as the 
"West Andover Industrial Zone" except the restrictions re- 
lating to area, yards, and setback, the following described 
property : 

Beginning at the most northerly corner thereof at a point 
where the easterly line of Andover Street intersects the 
westerly line of the Boston & Maine Railroad right of way, 
said point being 484.5 feet more or less southerly from a 
point which is in range with the southerly side of the abut- 
ment supporting the Boston & Maine overpass at Central 
Street, thence running southwesterly by the said westerly 
location line of the Boston & Maine Railroad 2196 feet more 
or less to a point at the northerly side of a right of way and 
land of Chapman, thence running northwesterly by the 
said northerly side of a right of way and by said land of 
Chapman 84 feet more or less to a point in the easterly side 
of Andover Street, thence running northeasterly by several 
courses and by the said easterly side of Andover Street 2208 
feet more or less to the point of beginning, on petition of 
Sidney P. White and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to establish as 
an industrial zone, with the same restrictions as the "West 
Andover Industrial Zone" except the restrictions relating to 
area, yards, and setback, the following described property : 

Beginning at the most northerly corner thereof at a point 
where the easterly line of Andover Street intersects the 
westerly line of the Boston & Maine Railroad right of way, 
said point being 484.5 feet more or less southerly from a 

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point which is in range with the southerly side of the abut- 
ment supporting the Boston & Maine overpass at Central 
Street, thence running southwesterly by the said westerly 
location line of the Boston & Maine Railroad 2196 feet more 
or less to a point at the northerly side of a right of way and 
land of Chapman, thence running northwesterly by the 
said northerly side of a right of way and by said land of 
Chapman 84 feet more or less to a point in the easterly side 
of Andover Street, thence running northeasterly by several 
courses and by the said easterly side of Andover Street 2208 
feet more or less to the point of beginning, as approved by 
the Planning Board. 

The vote Yes 150, No 3. A quorum was present. 

Article 55. To see if the Town will adopt the following 
by-law ; to establish a planning Board of Appeals as requir- 
ed by General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 81Z : " A Planning 
Board of Appeals of three members is hereby created under 
provisions of Chapter 41, Section 81Z of the General Laws 
and any and all amendments and additions thereto, as re- 
quired under the so-called "Subdivision Control Act." 

"The Board of Selectmen shall appoint three members so 
arranged that the term of one member shall expire each 
year and such board shall have a chairman elected from its 
own members and a clerk. And the Board of Selectmen may 
appoint one or more associate members to the said Plan- 
ning Board of Appeals for terms of such length as shall be 
determined by the Board of Selectmen ; that the said Plan- 
ning Board of Appeals shall have powers relative to appeals 
taken under the Subdivision Control Act, and any and all 
amendments and additions thereto," and appropriate $100. 
for said planning Board of Appeals. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED under Arti- 
cle 55, to accept Chapter 41, Section 81Z of the General 
Laws, establishing a Planning Board of Appeals and raise 
and appropriate $100.00 for their use. 

Article 56. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 

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appropriate the sum of $2,450.00 to cover an overdraft in 
the Planning Board budget for 1955. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $2,450.00 under Article 56. The vote 
Yes, more than 100, No 2. More than 4/5 as required. A 
quorum was present. 

Article 57. To see if the Town will vote to become a 
member of the Greater Lawrence Planning District under 
the provisions of Chapter 40B of the General Laws or take 
any action thereto. 

Article 57 was defeated 

Article 58. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Zoning By-Law by striking out paragraph 2, Section IX 
, and substituting therefor the following: 

"2. EXISTING LOTS OF RECORD. Any lots recorded 
at the time of the adoption of this amendment may be used 
for any permitted use in the district in which the lot is lo- 
cated, provided that lots which do not conform are used 
with the minimum non-conformance as to yards, provided 
that the adjoining lot is not vacant and in the same owner- 
ship and further provided that any lot on which more than 
one house existed at the time of the adoption of this amend- 
ment may be divided and sold to seperate owners and used 
with the minimum non-conformance. This amendment does 
not apply to lots appearing on definitive plans approved by 
the Planning Board after the Anuual Town Meeting of 
March, 1954." 

Article 58 was defeated. The vote Yes 145, No 78. Less 
than 2/3 as required. A quorum was present. 

Article 59. To see if the Town will vote to amend Sec- 
tion V, Educational Districts, by adding the following pa- 
ragraph : 

"5. Land subdivided in this district shall conform to 
the area, frontage, yard, and setback requirements of 

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Single Residence B." 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to amend Sec- 
tion V, Educational Districts, by adding the following 
paragraph : 

"5. Land subdivided in this district shall conform 
to the area, frontage, yard, and setback requirements of 
Single Residence B," as approved by the Planning Board. 
The Vote Yes 287, No 44. Voted by more than 2/3 as re- 
quired. A quorum was present. 

Article 60. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from Single Residence B to Single Residence C as defined 
in paragraph one of Section IX of the Zoning By-Laws of 
the Town as most recently amended in March, 1955, a por- 
tion of the Town of Andover, bounded easterly by a line 
which is 220' west of the center line of the Andover By- 
Pass; southerly by the Town boundary line against the 
Town of North Reading and the Town of Wilmington, west- 
erly by a line which is 220' easterly from the center line of 
River Street and by a line which is 170' easterly from the 
center line of High Street; northerly by a line which is 170' 
southerly from the center line of Andover Street by land of 
the Town of Andover, used as a Playground, and by a line 
which is 220' southerly from the center line of Ballardvale 
Road, 220' easterly from the center line of South Main 
Street and 220' southerly from the center line of Wildwood 
Road. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to change 
from Single Residence B to Single Residence C as defined 
in paragraph one of Section IX of the Zoning By-Laws of 
the Town as most recently amended in March, 1955, a por- 
tion of the Town of Andover, bounded easterly by a line 
which is 220' west of the center line of the Andover By- 
Pass ; southerly by the Town boundary line against the town 
of North Reading and the town of Wilmington, westerly by 
a line which is 220' easterly from the center line of River 
Street and by a line which is 170' easterly from the center 
line of High Street ; northerly by a line which is 170' south- 

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erly from the center line of Andover Street by land of the 
Town of Andover, used as a Playground, and by a line 
which is 220' southerly from the center line of Ballarclvale 
Road, 220' easterly from the center line of South Main 
Street and 220' southerly from the center line of Wildwood 
Road, as approved by the Planning Board. The vote Yes 
222, No 89. Voted by more than 2/3 as required. A quorum 
was present. 

Article 61. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from Single Residence B to Single Residence C as denned 
in paragraph one of Section IX of the Zoning By-Laws of 
the Town as most recently amended in March 1955, a por- 
tion of the Town of Andover, bounded on the east by a line 
which is 220' westerly from the center line of Andover 
Street by a line which is 220' westerly from the center line 
of Dascomb Road to a point which is approximately 800' 
southwesterly from the intersection of said Dascomb Road 
with said Andover Street, across Dascomb Road with said 
Andover Street across Dascomb Road at right angles and 
intersecting a line which is again 220' westerly from the 
center line of Andover Street, by a line which is 170' north- 
westerly of the center line of Bannister Road, by a line 
which is coincident with the center line of Dascomb Road, 
by a line which is 170' southwesterly of the center line of 
Clark Road, by a line which is 170' northwesterly of the 
center line of Moody Street, by a line which is 170* south- 
westerly of the center line of Moody Street by a line which 
is 170* westerly from the center line of Chester Street and 
from the center line of Tewksbury Street to a point which 
is 1300' southwesterly from the intersection of said Tewks- 
bury and Chester Streets ; bounded westerly by a line which 
is drawn from the last mentioned point to a point which is 
220' westerly from the intersection of the center line of 
Love joy Road with the center line of Dascomb Road, and 
by a line which is westerly 220' from the center line of Love- 
joy Road and the center line of Greenwood Road to a point 
which is 220' southerly from the intersection of said Green- 
wood Road with High Plain Road ; northerly by a line which 

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is 220' southerly from the center line of High Plain Road, 
220' westerly from the center line of Virginia Road, to a 
point which is 220' southwesterly of the intersection of Vir- 
ginia and Shirley Roads, northwesterly by the center line of 
Lowell Street to its intersection with Shawsheen and Re- 
servation Roads hence to a point which is 220' southerly 
from the intersection of said Shawsheen and Reservation 
Roads, northerly by a line which is 220' southerly of the 
center line of Shawsheen Road to a point where it meets the 
"A" zone thence by the "A" zone to where this boundary 
crosses Red Spring Road easterly by a line which is 220' 
westerly of Red Spring Road to a point of beginning of 
description. 

Article 61 was defeated. The vote Yes 192, No 112, less 
than 2/3 as required. A quorum was present. 

Article 62. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from Single Residence C to Single Residence D in which all 
property subdivided within the area described below shall 
have not less than 2 acres in area, nor less than 250' in 
frontage and that the residences in said area shall be set 
back from the street not Less than 50', with distances from 
the side line to the nearest side of the house not less than 
50', a portion of the Town of Andover bounded easterly by 
the westerly line of the proposed Route 28, bounded south- 
westerly by the town line between the town of Andover and 
the town of Tewksbury and bounded northwesterly by the 
Merrimack River. 

Article 62 was defeated. The vote Yes, 186 — No, 134, 
less, than 2/3 as required. A quorum was present. 

At this point in the warrant, at 11 :40 P. M., upon motion 
duly seconded, it was VOTED to adjourn until Monday, 
March 12, 1956 at 8:00 P. M. 



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Adjourned Town Meeting 

MARCH 12, 1956 

The check lists were used at entrance and showed 99S 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order by Roland H. Sherman, 
Moderator, at 8:00 P. M. 

Unanimous consent was voted to admit three non-voters. 
At this point, it was not voted unanimously to admit two 
members of the press, Mr. David Young of the Townsman 
and Mrs. Helen Peters of the Tribune. Both were admitted 
to the meeting later. 

Article 63. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion 
of the Town bounded on the West by Highland Road from 
Salem Street northerly to the Town boundary line between 
Andover and North Andover, on the North by the Town 
boundary line aforesaid, on the east by the present "B" dis- 
trict and by the Andover By-Pass and on the South by a 
line which is 170 feet from and parallel with Prospect Hill 
Road, Appletree Lane, Holt Road and by the northerly line 
of Brother's Field owned by Phillips Academy, set apart as 
an educational district. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to change 
from Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion 
of the Town bounded on the West by Highland Road from 
Salem Street Northerly to the Town boundary line between 
Andover and North Andover, on the North by the Town 
boundary line aforesaid, on the east by the present "B" dis- 
trict and by the Andover By-Pass and on the South by a 
line which is 170 feet from and parallel with Prospect Hill 
Road, Appletree Lane, Holt Road and by the northerly line 
of Brothers' Field owned by Phillips Academy, set apart as 
an educational district, as approved by the Planning Board. 
The vote Yes 610 — No 201, voted by more than 2/3 as 
required. 

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Article 64. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion 
of the Town bounded northerly by Harverhill Street and 
by the educational district accommodating lands of Merri- 
mack College to Elm Street at the Town boundary line be- 
tween Andover and North Andover, northeasterly by the 
Town boundary line between Andover and North Andover 
to Highland Road, southerly by a line which is 170 feet 
north of the center line of Summer Street, westerly by a 
line which is parallel with and 170' east of the center line 
of Pine Street, by the east and northerly lines of Johnson 
Acres and by the south bounded by the Town Farm, by the 
center line of High Street to an extension of the northerly 
line of the Town Farm and by a line which is 170' westerly 
from and parallel to the center line of High Street. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to change 
from Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion of 
the Town bounded northerly by Haverhill Street and by 
the educational district accommodating lands of Merrimack 
College to Elm Street at the Town boundary line between 
Andover and North Andover, northeasterly by the Town 
boundary line between Andover and North Andover to 
Highland Road, southerly by a line which is 170 feet north 
of the center line of Summer Street, westerly by a line 
which is parallel with and 170' east of the center line of 
Pine Street, by the east and northerly lines of Johnson 
Acres and by the south bounded by the Town Farm, by the 
center line of High Street to an extension of the northerly 
line of the Town Farm and by a line which is 170' westerly 
from and parallel to the center line of High Street, as ap- 
proved by majority of Planning Board. The vote Yes 748 
— No 21, voted by more than 2/3 as required. 

Article 65. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion 
of the Town in Shawsheen Village bounded northeasterly 
by the center line of North Main Street to a point 600 feet 
northerly from the Shawsheen River, east by the westerly 

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line of the Castle Heights Development (so called) to a line 
of the Industrial District, extended from the Stevens Mills 
Property and by the north and westerly lines of the Beech 
Circle Development (so called) and across Shawsheen Road 
to an intersection with the northeasterly line of the present 
"B" district in the area and bounded southerly by the north- 
erly line of the present "B" district, which line is 170 feet 
from and parallel with the center line of Shawsheen Road 
and the center line of Lincoln Street to a point which is 1100 
feet southwesterly from the intersection of Lincoln Street 
with Lowell Street, northwesterly by a line which is the 
southeasterly limit of the present developments in this area 
and by the northerly line of the present developments in 
this area and by a line which is 70 feet southeasterly from 
the center line of Lowell Street to the southwesterly limits 
of the Marwood Drive Development, and by the Southeast- 
erly limits of this development extended to North Main 
Street aforesaid. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to change from Single Residence A to Single Residence B a 
portion of the Town in Shawsheen Village bounded north- 
easterly by the center line of North Main Street to a point 
600 feet northerly from the Shawsheen River, east by the 
westerly line of the Castle Heights Development (so called) 
to a line of the Industrial District, extended from the Stev- 
ens Mills Property and by the north and westerly lines of 
the Beech Circle Development (so called) and across Shaw- 
sheen Road to an intersection with the northeasterly line of 
of the present "B" district in the area and bounded south- 
erly by the northerly line of the present "B" district, which 
line is 170 feet from and parallel with the center line of 
Shawsheen Road and the center line of Lincoln Street to a 
point which is 1100 feet southwesterly from the intersec- 
tion of Lincoln Street with Lowell Street, northwesterly by 
a line which is the southeasterly limit of the present de- 
velopments in this area and by the northerly line of the pre- 
sent developments in this area and by a line which is 70 
feet southeasterly from the center line of Lowell St. to the 
the southwesterly limits of the Marwood Drive Develop- 

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ment and by the Southeasterly limits of this Development 
extended to North Main Street aforesaid as approved by the 
Planning Board. A quorum was present. 

Article 66. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion 
of the Town northwest of Lowell Street and north of Can- 
terbury Street bounded on the north by Hussey's Brook, 
and the southeast by a line which is parallel with and 170 
feet northwesterly from the westerly line of Lowell Street, 
on the south by a line which is parallel with and 170 feet 
northerly from the center line of Canterbury Street, and 
southwesterly by the "B" district near the Andover Country 
Club. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to change from Single Residence A to Single Residence B a 
portion of the Town northwest of Lowell Street and north 
of Canterbury Street bounded on the north by Hussey's 
Brook, and the southeast by a line which is parallel with 
and 170 feet northwesterly from the westerly line of Lowell 
Street, on the south by a line which is parallel with and 170 
feet northerly from the center line of Canterbury Street, 
and southwesterly by the "B" district near the Andover 
Country Club, as approved by the Planning Board. A quo- 
rum was present. 

Article 67. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion 
of the Town bounded in part by the boundary line between 
Lawrence and Andover and in part by the North Andover 
Town boundary, bounded southerly by the center line of Ha- 
verhill Street and bounded westerly in part by the westerly 
line of High Street and by the easterly line of the existing 
Educational District. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to change from Single Residence A to Single Residence B a 
portion of the Town bounded in part by the boundary line 
between Lawrence and Andover and in part by the North 

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Andover Town boundary, bounded southerly by the center 
line of Haverhill Street and bounded westerly in part by 
the westerly line of High Street and by the easterly line of 
the existing Educational District, as approved by the Plan- 
ning Board. A quorum was present. 

Article 68. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from Single Residence A to Single Residence B a portion 
of the Town bounded northeasterly by the Town boundary 
between Andover and North Andover, easterly by Elm 
Street, southerly, westerly, and northerly by the present 
Educational District located between Haverhill and Elm 
Streets. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to change from Single Residence A to Single Residence B a 
portion of the Town bounded northeasterly by the Town 
boundary between Andover and North Andover, easterly by 
Elm Street, southerly, westerly, and northerly by the pre- 
sent Educational District located between Haverhill and 
Elm Streets, as approved by the Planning Board. A quorum 
was present. 

Article 69 To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Zoning By-Law by striking out that part of paragraph 1 of 
Section IX which reads : "Or if land is being subdivided for 
summer camp lots on or near shores of a pond, river, or 
lake." 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to amend the Zoning By-Law by striking out that part of 
paragraph 1 of Section IX which reads : "Or if land is being 
subdivided for summer camp lots on or near shores of a 
pond, river, or lake," as approved by the Planning Board. 
A quorum was present. 

Article 70. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from Single Residence C to Industrial a portion of the Town 
known as Lowell Junction and bounded as follows: Begin- 
ning at the intersection of the Andover-Tewksbury bounda- 

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ry with the Shawsheen River ; thence proceeding northerly 
by the Shawsheen River to the Lowell Line of the Boston 
& Maine Railroad ; thence proceeding easterly by the Lowell 
Line of the Boston & Maine Railroad to its intersection 
with Lowell Junction Road; thence continuing easterly by 
Lowell Junction Road to its intersection with River Street ; 
thence proceeding southerly by River Street to the Andover- 
Wilmington boundary; thence proceeding southerly by the 
Andover- Wilmington boundary to the Andover-Tewksbury 
boundary; thence proceeding northwesterly by the Ando- 
ver-Tewksbury boundary to the point of beginning. There 
is included herein the entire triangular section encompassed 
by the Boston & Maine Railroad lines at Lowell Junction. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to change 
from Single Residence C to Industrial a portion of the 
Town known as Lowell Junction and bounded as follows: 
Beginning at the intersection of the Andover-Tewksbury 
boundary with the Shawsheen River; thence proceeding 
northerly by the Shawsheen River to the Lowell Line of the 
Boston & Maine Railroad ; thence proceeding easterly by the 
Lowell Line of the Boston & Maine Railroad to its inter- 
section with Lowell Junction Road ; thence continuing east- 
erly by the Lowell Junction Road to its intersection with 
River Street; thence proceeding southerly by River Street 
to the Andover-Wilmington boundary; thence proceeding 
southerly by the Andover-Wilmington boundary to the An- 
dover-Tewksbury boundary; thence proceeding northwest- 
erly by the Andover-Tewksbury boundary to the point of 
beginning. There is included herein the entire triangular 
section encompassed by the Boston & Maine Railroad lines 
at Lowell Junction as approved by the Planning Board. The 
vote Yes 704, No 5. A quorum was present. 

Article 71. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from Single Residence B to Industrial a portion of the 
Town of Andover in the West District and bounded as fol- 
lows : Beginning at the intersection of Fish Brook and Ri- 
ver Road; and thence proceeding by Fish Brook northwest- 
erly to the Merrimack River; thence turning and proceed- 

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ing northerly and easterly by the Merrimack River to the 
Andover-Lawrence boundary; thence proceeding southerly 
by the Andover-Lawrence boundary to a point 200 feet 
north of River Road, thence proceeding westerly parallel 
with River Road and 200 feet northerly therefrom to a point 
200 feet beyond the westerly junction of North Street and 
River Road; thence turning and proceeding southeasterly 
by a line parallel with North Street and 200 feet southwest- 
erly therefrom to a point 1000 feet northwesterly of the in- 
tersection of Greenwood Road and North Street; thence 
proceeding southwesterly to the intersection of Ledge Road 
and Chandler Road; thence proceeding northwesterly and 
westerly by Chandler Road to the point of beginning. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to change 
from Single Residence B to Industrial a portion of the 
Town of Andover in the West District and bounded as fol- 
lows: Beginning at the intersection of Fish Brook and 
River Road; and thence proceeding by Fish Brook north- 
westerly to the Merrimack River ; thence turning and pro- 
ceeding northerly and easterly by the Merrimack River to 
the Andover-Lawrence boundary ; thence proceeding south- 
erly by the Andover-Lawrence boundary to a point 200 feet 
feet north of River Road, thence proceeding westerly paral- 
lel with River Road and 200 feet northerly therefrom to a 
point 200 feet beyond the westerly junction of North Street 
and River Road ; thence turning and proceeding southeast- 
erly by a line parallel with North Street and 200 feet south- 
westerly therefrom to a point 1000 feet northwesterly of 
the intersection of Greenwood Road and North Street; 
thence proceeding southwesterly to the intersection of 
Ledge Road and Chandler Road; thence proceeding north- 
westerly and westerly by Chandler Road to a point of be- 
ginning, as approved by the Planning Board. The vote Yes 
591, No 166. A quorum was present. 

Article 72. To see if the Town will vote to amend sec- 
tion VII of the Zoning By-law by inserting "A. Central" 
before the words "Industrial Districts", and by adding two 
new subsections as follows : 

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B. Restricted Industrial District-Lowell Junction area 

1. Regulations 

a. All industries desiring location in this area must 
obtain the approval of the Board of Selectmen or its 
duly authorized appointees as to type and exact 
nature of such industry in which they will engage 
and as to type, location, and nature of new buildings 
and/or alterations to.existing buildings or facilities. 

b. No plant shall be built within 400 feet of outside 
wall of any existing occupied residence. 

c. Any plant shall not occupy more than one-quar- 
ter of the total owned land in any one site or plot. 

d. No plot shall be less than 5 acres. 

e. No plant shall be built within 50 feet of an exist- 
ing highway. No plant shall be built within 100 feet 
of a property line. 

f. Landscaping must be adequate in accordance 
with plans submitted to and approved by the Plan- 
ning Board. 

g. Adequate vehicular parking space shall be pro- 
vided and maintained to specific need with the ap- 
proval of the Board of Selectmen or its duly autho- 
rized appointees. 

h. Height requirements shall be in accordance 
with existing regulations of the Town of Andover, 
Height requirements shall not apply to chimneys, 
cooling towers, elavator bulkheads, skylights, venti- 
lators and other necessary appurtenances usually 
carried above roofs, nor to domes, towers, stacks or 
spires, if not used for human occupancy and not 
more than 25% of the ground floor area of the build- 
ing; nor to ornamental towers, observation towers, 
radio broadcasting towers, television and radio an- 
tennae, and other like structures which do not occupy 
more than 25% of the ground floor area. 

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i. Identifying signs may be erected subject to the 
approval of the Planning Board. 

2. Permissable uses-Lowell Junction 

Light industry such as electronics, precision instru- 
ments, research laboratories, pharmaceutical and 
drugs, printing, insurance, etc. plus so-called heavy 
industries such as metal working, automobile manu- 
facturing and assembly, paper manufacturing and 
processing, manufacturing of plastic ingredients, 
terminal warehousing, rubber manufacturing and 
moulding, tool and die making and such other indus- 
tries as the Board of Selectmen or its duly authoriz- 
ed appointees may deem advisable. 

3. Exceptions-Lowell Junction 

Specifically from this area are all of the exceptions 
below plus any others which the Board of Selectmen 
or its duly authorized apointees may deem unsuited 
for this area: abbatoirs, stockyards, reduction of 
garbage, offal or dead animals, incinerators (except 
as operated by the Town of Andover) , explosives or 
fireworks, cement and lime manufacture and any 
other industries as might, in the opinion of the 
Board of Selectmen, or its duly authorized appoint- 
ees, create hazards or public nuisances. 

C. Restricted Industrial District- West Andover Area 

1. Regulations 

a. All industries desiring location in this area must 
obtain the approval of the Board of Selectmen or its 
duly authorized appointees as to type and exact na- 
ture of such industry in which they will engage and 
as to type location, and nature of the new buildings 
and/or alterations to existing buildings or facilities. 

b. No plant shall be built within 400 feet of outside 
wall of any existing occupied residence. 

c. Any plant shall not occupy more than one-quar- 
ter of the total owned land in any one site or plot. 

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d. No plot shall be less than 10 acres. 

e. No plant shall be built within 150 feet of an exist- 
ing highway nor within 100 feet of a property line. 

f. Landscaping must be adequate in accordance 
with plans submitted to and approved by the Plan- 
ning Board. 

g. Adequate vehicular parking space shall be pro- 
vided and maintained to specific need with the ap- 
proval of the Board of Selectmen or its duly autho- 
rized appointees. 

h. Buildings in excess of three stories or 50 feet in 
height from top foundations shall not be permitted. 
Height requirements shall not apply to chimneys, 
cooling towers, elevator bulkheads, skylights, venti- 
lators and other necessary appurtenances usually 
carried above roofs, nor to domes, towers, stacks or 
spires, if not used for human occupancy and not 
more than 25% of the ground floor area of the build- 
ing; nor to ornamental towers, observation towers, 
radio broadcasting towers, television and radio an- 
tennae and other like structures which do not occupy 
more than 25% of the ground floor area. 

i. No open storage permitted. 

j. Identifying signs may be erected subject to the 
approval of the Planning Board. 

2. Permissable uses- West Andover 

Light industry, especially those industries best suited 
for the "Industrial Park" type of development, such 
as electronics, precision instruments, research labor- 
atories, pharmaceuticals and drugs, plastics (except 
manufacturing of ingredients), printing, insurance 
and such professional office buildings as the Board of 
Selectmen or its duly authorized appointees may 
approve. 

3. Exceptions-West Andover 

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Specifically excepted from the West Anclover area 
are all of the exceptions below plus any other in- 
dustries, heavy or light, which the Board of Select- 
men or its duly authorized appointees may deem un- 
suited for this proposed "Industrial Park" area: ab- 
batoirs, stockyards, reduction of garbage, offal or 
dead animals, incinerators (except as operated by 
the Town of Andover) , explosives or fireworks, ce- 
ment or lime manufacture and any other industries 
as might, in the opinion of the Board of Selectmen, 
or its duly authorized appointees, create hazards or 
public nuisances. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to amend Sec- 
tion VII of the Zoning By-Law by inserting "A. Central" 
before the words "Industrial Districts", and by adding two 
new subsections as follows: 

B. Restricted Industrial District-Lowell Junction area 

1. Regulations 

a. All industries desiring location in this area must 
obtain the approval of the Board of Selectmen or its 
duly authorized appointees as to type and exact na- 
ture of such industry in which they will engage as to 
type, location and nature of new buildings and/ 
or alterations to existing buildings or facilities. 

b. No plant shall be built within 400 feet of out- 
side wall of any existing occupied residence. 

c. Any plant shall not occupy more than one-quar- 
ter of the total owned land in any one site or plot. 

d. No plot shall be less than 5 acres. 

e. No plant shall be built within 50 feet of an exist- 
ing highway. No plant shall be built within 100 feet 
of a property line. 

f. Landscaping must be adequate in accordance 
with plans submitted to and approved by the Plan- 
ning Board. 

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g. Adequate vehicular parking space shall be pro- 
vided and maintained to specific need with the ap- 
proval of the Board of Selectmen or its duly autho- 
rized appointees. 

h. Height requirements shall be in accordance with 
existing regulations of the Town of Andover. Height 
requirements shall not apply to chimneys, cooling 
towers, elevator bulkheads, skylights, ventilators and 
other necessary appurtenances usually carried above 
roofs, nor to domes, towers, stacks or spires, if not 
used for human occupancy and not more than 25% 
of the ground floor area of the building ; nor to or- 
namental towers, observation towers radio broad- 
casting towers television and radio antennae and 
other like structures which do not occupy more than 
25% of the ground floor area. 

i. Identifying signs may be erected subject to the 
approval of the Planning Board. 

2. Permissable uses-Lowell Junction 

Light industry such as electronics precision instru- 
ments research laboratories pharmaceuticals and 
drugs, printing, insurance, etc. plus so-called heavy 
industries such as metal working, automobile manu- 
facturing and assembly, paper manufacturing and 
processing, manufacturing of plastic ingredients, 
terminal warehousing, rubber manufacturing and 
moulding, tool and die, making and such other in- 
dustries as the Board of Selectmen or its duly au- 
thorized appointees may deem advisable. 

3. Exceptions-Lowell Junction 

Specifically from this area are all of the exceptions 
below plus any others which the Board of Selectmen 
or its duly authorized appointees may deem unsuited 
for this area: abbatoirs, stockyards, reduction of 
garbage, offal or dead animals, incinerators (except 
(as operated by the Town of Andover), explosives 

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or fireworks, cement and lime manufacture and any 
other industries as might, in the opinion of the 
Board of Selectmen, or its duly authorized appoint- 
ees, create hazards or public nuisances. 

C. Restricted Industrial District- West Andover Area 
1. Regulations 

a. All industries desiring location in this area must 
obtain the approval of the Board of Selectmen or its 
duly authorized appointees as to type and exact na- 

. ture of such industry in which they will engage and 
as to type, location, and nature of the new buildings 
and/or alterations to existing buildings or facilities. 

b. No plant shall be built within 400 feet of outside 
wall of any existing occupied residence. 

c. Any plant shall not occupy more than one-quar- 
ter of the total owned land in any one site or plot. 

d. No plot shall be less than 10 acres. 

e. No plant shall be built within 150 feet of an 
existing highway nor within 100 feet of a property 
line. 

f. Landscaping must be adequate in accordance 
with plans submitted to and approved by the Plan- 
ning Board. 

g. Adequate vehicular parking space shall be pro- 
vided and maintained to specific need with the ap- 
proval of the Board of Selectmen or its duly autho- 
rized appointees. 

h. Buildings in excess of three stories or 50 feet in 
height from top of foundations shall not be permit- 
ted. Height requirements shall not apply to chim- 
neys, cooling towers, elevator bulkheads, skylights, 
ventilators and other necessary appurtenances usual- 
ly carried above roofs, or to domes, towers, stacks 
or spires, if not used for human occupancy and not 
more than 25% of the ground floor area of the build- 

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ing: nor to ornamental towers, observation towers, 
radio broadcasting towers, television and radio an- 
tennae and other like structures which do not occupy 
more than 25% of the ground floor area. 

i. No open storage permitted. 

j. Identifying signs may be erected subject to the 
approval of the Planning Board. 

2. Permissable uses- West Andover 

Light industry, especially those industries best suit- 
ed for the "Industrial Park" type of development, 
such as electronics, precision instruments, research 
laboratories, pharmaceuticals and drugs, plastics 
(except manufacturing of ingredients) , printing in- 
surance and such professional office buildings as the 
Board of Selectmen or its duly authorized appointees 
may approve. 

3. Exceptions- West Andover 

Specifically excepted from the West Andover area 
are all of the exceptions below plus any other indus- 
tries, heavy or light, which the Board of Selectmen 
or its duly authorized appointees may deem unsuited 
for this proposed "Industrial Park" area : abbatoirs, 
stockyards, reduction of garbage, offal or dead ani- 
mals, incinerators (except as operated by the Town 
of Andover) , explosives or fireworks, cement lime or 
manufacture and any other industries as might in 
the opinion of the Board of Selectmen, or its duly 
authorized appointees, create hazards or public nuis- 
ances, as approved by the Planning Board. The vote 
Yes 650, No 5. A quorum was present. 

Article 73. To see if the Town will direct the Modera- 
tor to appoint a committee of three to study the By-Laws of 
the Town of Andover and to recommend changes : 

1. To eliminate legal loopholes in the existing By- 
Laws. 

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2. To recommend any other improvements that they 
believe will be of advantage to the Town of Andover; and 
that this Committee be directed to present an Article or 
Articles at the next Annual Town Meeting embodying their 
recommendations, on petition of George A. Grant and 
others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 73 as printed. 

Article 74. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
to borrow money from time to time after January 1, 1957, 
in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin 
ning January 1, 1957, in accordance with section 4, Chap- 
tter 44, General Laws and to issue a note or notes therefor, 
payable within one year, and to renew any note so issued 
for a period of less than one year, in accordance with Sec- 
tion 17 of said Chapter 44. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 74 as printed. 

Article 75. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
$3,789.00 received in 1955, for the perpetual care of lots in 
Spring Grove Cemetery, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, 
Treasurer. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 75 as printed. 

Article 76. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
$30.00, the gift of Helen and Harold Rafton, as approved 
by the School Committee, to be awarded as the Rafton 
Science Prizes at Punchard High School, on petition of 
Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 76 as printed. 

Article 77. To see if the Town will rescind the vote 

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passed under Article 3 at the special town meeting held 
November 21, 1955, and vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of $32,000.00 for the purpose of constructing and 
equipping a four room addition to the Shawsheen School, 
not including alterations to the existing building, this ap- 
propriation to be in addition to the $85,000 already appro- 
priated under Article 14 of the town meeting held March 
21, 1955 for the purpose of constructing and equipping the 
addition including necessary alterations to the existing 
building; and to determine whether the money shall be 
provided from available funds in the town treasury or by 
bond issue ; or to take any action in relation thereto, on pe- 
tition of Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to rescind 
the action which appropriated $32,000 under article III at 
the special town meeting held November 21, 1955 and vote 
instead to appropriate $7,000.00 from available funds, this 
amount to be in addition to the $85,000.00 already appro- 
priated under Article XIV of the annual town meeting held 
March 21, 1955 for the purpose of constructing and equip- 
ping the addition to the Shawsheen School. 

Article 78. To see if the Town will assume liability 
in the manner provided by Section 29 of Chapter 91 of the 
General Laws, as amended by Chapters 516 and 524, Acts 
of 1950, for all damages that may be incurred by work to 
be performed by the Department of Public Works of Massa- 
chusetts for the improvement, development, maintenance 
and protection of tidal and non-tidal rivers and streams, 
harbors, tidewaters, foreshores and shores along a public 
beach outside of Boston Harbor, including the Merrimack 
and Connecticut Rivers, in accordance with Section 11 of 
Chapter 91 of the General Laws, and authorize the Select- 
men to execute and deliver a bond of indemnity therefor to 
the Commonwealth. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 78 as printed. This article was taken up out of order 
after Article 43. 

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Article 79. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
$20,000.00 from Overlay Reserve to the Reserve Fund. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 79 as printed. 

Article 80. To see if the Town will vote to permit the 
Assessors to use $60,000.00 free cash to reduce the 1956 
tax rate and to offset appropriations for capital outlay voted 
at the 1956 town meeting. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 80 as printed. 

Article 81. To see what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED that all un- 
expended appropriations be turned into the treasury, ex- 
cept the following : 

Planning Board $ 105.50 

Article 3. 1955 — Improving Town Hall Facilities 7,992.75 

Essex County T. B. Hospital 2,739.42 

Article 6. 1955 — Sewers and Drains, 

Lockaway Road 1,200.49 

Article 19. 1945 — Sewer Special Committee Study 447.07 

Article 22. 1954 — Ballardvale Sewer Disposal 11,152.65 

Article 33. 1953 — Engineering Study- 
Special Comm. 200.00 

Article 34. 1955 — Constructing Relief Sewers 1,777.26 

Article 37. 1954 — Extend Sewer Main- 
Sutherland St. 893.70 

Article 28. 1954 — Construct Storm Drainage 

Hidden Road 2,000.00 

Article 31. 1954 — Excav., Subdrainage & 

Grading Playstead area 2,697.30 

Article 38. 1954 — Construct Sidewalk- 

Burnham Road 4,458.00 

Article 10. 1955 — New High School 75,763.76 

Article 13. 1955 — West Elementary School 

Addition 62,401.92 

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Article 14. 1955 — Shawsheen School Addition 81,000.00 
Article 1. 1955 — Pre-Plans Elementary 

School B. V. 7,500.00 

Article 2. 1951 — Purchase Land adjacent to 

Central Schools and Playground 1,333.15 

Article 7. 1955 — Purchase Land in Ballardvale 

corner Andover and Center Streets 1, COO. 00 

Article 8. 1946 — History of Andover up to and 

including World War II 1,800.00 

Article 13. 1953 — Engineering Study Play- 
ground Area 390.00 
Article 15. 1953 — Purchase and Develop 

Parking Areas. 9,500.00 

Article 38. 1955 — To legally acquire land to 

widen Torr Street 1.00 

Article 40. 1955 — To legally acquire land 

to relocate portion of Ballardvale Road 1.00 

Article 26. 1955 — Acquiring land adjacent to 

Board of Public Works Yard 1,500.00 

Article 29. 1951 — Improve and Resurface 

Central Playground 2,300.00 

Article 33. 1954 Riverina Road Fence 25.00 

Article 44.1954 — Improve and Resurface 

Central Playground 600.00 

Article 4, 1955 — Motor and Pump 

Haggetts Pond 4,989.50 

Article 5. 1955 — Install Water Main- 

Gleason St. 5,000.00 

Article 24, 1954 — Acquisition Land and Bldgs. 

Water Shed Haggetts Pond and Fish Brook 2,500.00 
Article 27. 1955 — Acquisition Land, etc. 

Water supply on Watershed of Haggetts 

Pond and Fish Brook 7,500.00 

Disability Assistance— Federal Grants 214.90 

Aid to Dependent Children-Federal Grants 380.70 

Old Age Assistance-Federal Grants 4,776.38 

Old Age Assistance-Federal Grants Admin. 430.84 

Civil Defense 187.77 



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Article 82. To act upon the report of the Town 
Officers. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept the 
report of the Town Officers and place on file. 

Article 83. To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting: 

Motion to reconsider the Fire Department Budget under 
Article 4 was ruled out of order. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to reconsider 

Article 46. It was then VOTED to strike Article 46 from 
the warrant. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to authorize 
the Moderator to appoint a committee not to exceed seven 
persons to study all capital expenditures and report at the 
next annual town meeting. 

A motion to reconsider Article 17 was not allowed. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to adjourn 
at 11:14 P.M. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Victor J. Mill Jr. Harold A. Rutter Jr., Chmn. 

William Mackintosh Charles G. Hatch, Sec'y. 

Richard M. Zecchini Robert A. Watters 

Leslie N. Hutchinson 

COMMITTEE TO PETITION GENERAL COURT 
FOR SELECTMEN-TOWN MANAGER PLAN 

Howell M. Stillman, Chmn. Thomas V. Sullivan, Sec'y. 

Wallace E. Brimer Daniel E. Hogan 

C. Carlton Kimball Stanley F. Swanton 

Joseph A. McCarthy Melvin L. Weiner 

BY-LAW STUDY COMMITTEE 

Edward P. Hall Thomas D. Burns, Esq. 

Alfred W. Fuller, Esq. 

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COMMITTEE TO STUDY CAPITAL EXPENDITURES 

Sidney P. White Allen M. Flye 

Mrs. Edmond E. Hammond Jr. Richard M. Zecchini 

Joseph A. McCarthy Hugh Bullock 

Alex M. Wilson 

COMMITTEE TO EVALUATE COMPENSATION AND 
CLASSIFY TOWN EMPLOYEES 

George C. Napier William Mackintosh 

John S. Sullivan John C. Young 

Kenneth C. Bevan 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the meet- 
ing. 

ATTEST: 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 



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Special Town Meeting 

OCTOBER 22, 1956 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, Octo- 
ber 1, 1956, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, quali- 
fied to vote in Town Affairs met and assembled in the Me- 
morial Auditorium on Bartlett Street on Monday, the twen- 
ty-second day of October, 1956 at 7 :30 P. M. 

The check lists were used at entrance and showed 1,114 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order by Roland H. Sherman, 
Moderator at 7:40 P. M. 

It was voted on motion of Chairman White of the Board 
of Selectmen to use a tape recorder. 

Unanimous consent was voted to admit five persons and 
two news reporters. 

Opening prayer was offered by Rev. Fr. Henry Smith. 

Salute to the flag was led by Stafford A. Lindsay. 

The warrant and return of service by the constable was 
read by the Town Clerk. 

(CONSTABLE'S RETURN) 

Essex, ss October 22,1956 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I the subscriber, one 
of the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified 
the inhabitants of said town, to meet at the time and place 
and for the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a 
true and attested copy of the same, on the Town House, on 
each Schoolhouse, and in no less than five other public 
places where bills and notices are usually posted and by 
publication in the Andover Townsman. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

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Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $885,000.00 for the purpose of con- 
structing and equipping a new elementary school building 
on land owned by the Town in the Ballardvale Plains sec- 
tion ; and to determine whether the money shall be provided 
for by taxation, by appropriation from available funds in 
the Treasury, or by bond issue ; with all work to be done 
under the supervision of a Building Committee composed 
of the members of the School Committee and four citizens 
John F. Erwin, Edward P. Hall, Charles G. Hatch, and 
John S. Sullivan; or take any action in relation thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
that the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $885,000.00 
to be obtained by an issue of bonds payable over twenty- 
year period, for the purpose of constructing and equipping 
a new elementary school on land owned by the Town in the 
Ballardvale Plains section. A quorum was present. 

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate by taxation or transfer from unappropriated 
available funds in the treasury or by bond issue the sum 
of $25,200.00 for the purpose of extending the sewerage 
system of Andover Street, Ballardvale, to accommodate the 
proposed Ballarvale School and adjacent areas. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate by taxation $10,000 ; transfer from Article 22 
of the 1954 annual Town Meeting $8,000 ; and from unap- 
propriated available funds in the Treasury $7,200, for the 
purpose of extending the sewerage system on Andover 
Street, to accommodate the Ballardvale School and adjacent 
areas. 

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $22,000.00 for the purpose of con- 
structing a septic tank and disposal field for the proposed 
new school in the Ballardvale Plains Section; and to de- 
termine whether the money shall be provided for by tax- 
ation, by appropriation from available funds in the Trea- 

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sury, or by bond issue ; or take any action in relation there- 
to. 

Article 3 was withdrawn. 

Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to establish a 
Building Committee to contract for and supervise the de- 
tailed design and construction of such South Elementary 
School in the Ballardvale Plains section as the Town may 
duly authorize and make appropriations for ; the committee 
to consist of not less than five nor more than seven, two 
members to be designated by the School Committee and the 
remainder to be appointed by the Moderator, one from the 
Finance Committee and the others from the public at large ; 
such members from the public at large to be, as nearly 
practicable, individuals whose normal business activity in- 
volves the design, construction or financing of buildings, on 
petition of Henry M. Wolfson and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to establish 
a Building Committee to contract for and supervise the de- 
tailed design and construction of the new elementary school 
in the Ballardvale Plains section which the Town has au- 
thorized under Article 1 ; the committee to consist of the 
five members of the School Committee and the four mem- 
bers of their advisory committee until such time as the final 
plans are completed at which time a reduced Building Com- 
mittee consisting of the four advisory members and one 
member to be designated by the School Committee, shall 
assume responsibility for the completion of the project. 

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the 
following by-law : "At any Town Meeting, other than that 
part of the annual meeting held on the first Monday in 
March, the Moderator shall set apart a space of reasonable 
size within the place of assembly and shall admit thereto 
accredited representatives of the press whether or not they 
be registered voters of the town." 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to adopt the 
following by-law : "At any Town Meeting, other than that 

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part of the annual meeting held on the first Monday in 
March, the Moderator shall set apart a space of reasonable 
size within the place of assembly and shall admit thereto 
accredited representatives of the press whether or not they 
be registered voters of the town." 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the 
following by-law : "At any Town Meeting, other than that 
part of the annual meeting held on the first Monday of 
March, the Moderator shall set apart a space of reasonable 
size within the place of assembly to which space he may 
admit persons who are not registered voters of the town 
provided a majority of voters present and voting approve 
of the admission of such persons." 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to adopt the 
following by-law : "At any Town Meeting, other than that 
part of the annual meeting held on the first Monday of 
March, the Moderator shall set apart a space of reasonable 
size within the place of assembly to which space he may 
admit persons who are not registered voters of the town 
provided a majority of voters present and voting approve 
of the admission of such persons." 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of 
$1,150.00 for additional clerical assistance in the office of 
the Town Treasurer. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate by taxation the sum of $1,150.00 for additional 
clerical assistance in the office of the Town Treasurer. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of 
$15,000.00 for the purpose of further remodeling of the 
Town Offices and to include the purchase of furniture and 
equipment for said offices. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $15,000.00 for the purpose of fur- 

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ther remodeling of the Town Offices and to include the pur- 
chase of furniture and equipment for said offices. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $20,000.00 for the purpose of map- 
ing the Town; said maps to be used in conjunction with 
the work of the Assessors. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $20,000.00 for the purpose of map- 
ing the Town; said maps to be used in conjunction with 
the work of the Assessors. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to accept Ge- 
neral Laws Chapter 136, sections 21-25 inclusive, relative 
to Sunday Sports and their regulation. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 10 as read. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
Chapter 489, Acts of 1956, relative to Payroll Deductions 
for the United Fund from the salary of any town employee 
or any amount which such employee may specify in 
writing. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 11 as read. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to acquire 
land by release, by purchase, or by seizure by right of emi- 
nent domain on the easterly side of Spring Grove Road for 
the purpose of improving this road alignment at the proper- 
ty of Prendergast and Litchthenberger and raise and appro- 
priate by taxation the sum of $1,000.00 to make such ne- 
cessary road improvements and to include purchase price 
of said land, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 12 was defeated. The vote Yes 317, No 247, less 
than 2/3 as required. A quorum was present. 

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Article 13. To see if the Town will authorize the ac- 
quiring of approximately 2 acres of land on Prospect Hill 
now under the control of the Trustees of Reservations for 
the purpose of constructing a reservoir voted under Ar- 
ticle 38 of the 1956 Annual Town Meeting, by release, pur- 
chase or by seizure by the right of eminent domain upon 
the recommendation of the Board of Public Works and with 
the approval of the Finance Committee and to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $200.00 therefor, on Petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $200.00 under Article 
13. A quorum was present. 

Article 14. To see if the Town will authorize the Se- 
lectmen and the Welfare Agent to make a study of the ad- 
visability of closing the Town Infirmary and report at the 
next regular Town Meeting. 

Article 14 was defeated. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase a sidewalk snow plow 
and raise and appropriate the sum of $5,000.00 therefor, 
and any value allowed for one old Cletrac sidewalk plow be 
used as part payment for the new sidewalk plow, on peti- 
tion of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $5,000.00 under Article 15. 
A move to reconsider Article 14 was defeated. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $5,000.00 for snow Removal and 
Sanding to include $2,500.00 for the purpose of equipment 
if necessary, at the discretion and, on petition of the Board 
of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $5,000.00 for snow Removal and 

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Sanding to include $2,500.00 for the purchase of equipment, 
if necessary, at the discretion of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate by taxation the sum of $12,000.00 for con- 
structing a way, installing a culvert and other necessary 
work involved in constructing parking accomodations in the 
"Playstead" area adjacent to the present High School, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 17 was withdrawn. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate by taxation and /or transfer from unappro- 
priated available funds in the Treasury and by bond issue 
the amount of $352,176.83 to be used in conjunction with 
any funds available under Chapter 91, for the purpose of 
constructing storm drainage in connection with Rogers 
Brook and its tributaries, to be provided for as follows: 
raise and appropriate by taxation $52,176.83 and instruct 
the Selectmen to raise $300,000.00 by a 10 year bond issue, 
and authorize the Town to acquire easements by release, by 
purchase, or by seizure by right of eminent domain as ne- 
cessary for the control of storm water on private land, 
said easements to be as recommended by the Board of Pub- 
lic Works and approved by the Town Counsel, on petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 

$317,922.27 — Amount asked for at 1956 Annual 

Town Meeting. 
12,000.00 — Added for relocation of McArdle's 

new building (Central St.) 
22,254.56 — Represents 7% increase construct- 
ion costs since last March. 



$352,176.83 — Total 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate by taxation and by bond issue the sum of One 
Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($175,000.00) for 

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the purpose of constructing storm drainage in connection 
with Rogers Brook and its tributaries to be provided for 
as follows: Raise and appropriate by taxation Twenty-five 
Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) and instruct the Selectmen 
to raise One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) by a 
ten year bond issue; to be used ONLY if matching funds 
are available under General Laws, Chapter 91, and only 
with the approval of the Board of Selectmen and the Fi- 
nance Committee, and authorize the Town to acquire ease- 
ments by release, by purchase or by seizure by right of emi- 
nent domain as necessary for the control of storm water on 
private land, said easements to be as recommended by the 
Board of Public Works and approved by Town Counsel, and 
if the Betterment Act, General Laws, Chapter 80 be applic- 
able, said expenditure by the Town may be assessed as a 
betterment against all persons benefiting directly or indi- 
rectly as may be determined by the Board of Public Works. 
The vote Yes 576, No 142, voted by more than 2/3 as re- 
quired. A quorum was present. 

Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate by taxation the sum of $5,000.00 for the pur- 
pose of cleaning Rogers Brook by the removal of sand, de- 
bris, and other incidental cleaning, on petition of the Board 
of Public Works. 

Article 19 was defeated. 

Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate by taxation and/or by transfer from unappro- 
priated available funds in the Treasury the sum of $5,000.00 
for sewer maintenance for the balance of the year 1956, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $3,000.00 for sewer maintenance 
for the balance of the year 1956. 

Article 21. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds, the sum of 
$15,000.00 to engineer and construct a sewer line for a dis- 

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tance of 1500 feet more or less from the main sewer line 
that runs through Golden's Gardens extending across North 
Main Street to include the entire Castle Heights Develop- 
ment; that said expenditure be assessed as a betterment 
against all persons benefitting directly or indirectly as de- 
termined by the Board of Public Works under the G. L., 
Chapter 80 and authorize the Selectmen to secure land and 
rights of way or easements for this purpose by purchase 
or by right of eminent domain. No work to be started until 
approved by the Board of Health, Board of Public Works, 
Board of Selectmen, the Finance Committee, and Town 
Counsel, on petition of the Board of Health. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $15,000.00 to engineer 
and construct a sewer line for a distance of 1500 feet more 
or less from the main sewer line that runs through Golden's 
Gardens extending across North Main Street to include the 
entire Castle Heights Development; that said expenditure 
be assessed as a betterment against all persons benefitting 
directly or indirectly as determined by the Board of Public 
Works under the G. L., Chapter 80 and authorize the Select- 
men to secure land and rights of way or easements for this 
purpose by purchase or by right of eminent domain. No 
work to be started until approved by the Board of Health, 
Board of Public Works, Board of Selectmen, the Finance 
Committee, and Town Counsel. A quorum was present. 

Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to instruct 
the Moderator to appoint a committee of five persons to 
study the possibility of establishing a garbage collection 
service in the Town, said committee to report to and make 
any recomendation to the Annual Town Meeting in March 
1957, on petition of the Board of Health. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 22 as read. 

Article 23. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Committee on Recreation to expend the sum of $2,900.00 

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for improving the bathing and recreational facilities at 
Pomp's Pond in lieu of resurfacing and improving the Cen- 
tral Playground as voted under Article 29 in 1951 and un- 
der Article 44 in 1954, said sum having been previously ap- 
proriated but not expended. All work to be done under the 
supervision of the Committee on Recreation and the Board 
of Public Works, on petition of the Committee on 
Recreation. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 23 as read. 

Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $10,500.00 to grant to each regular 
employee of the Police and Fire Departments a weekly 
pay raise of $7.00 to commence with the second day period 
following the vote hereof, on petition of Alton Porter and 
others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $3,000.00 to grant to each regular 
employee of the Police and Fire Departments a weekly pay 
raise of $7.00 to commence the day following the vote here- 
of. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $2,000.00 to grant to each regular 
employee, employed by the Board of Public Works on an 
hourly basis, an increase in salary of $5.00 per week, start- 
ing October 29, 1956, on petition of George E. Douty and 
others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $2,000.00 under Article 25. 

Article 26. To see if the Town of Andover will vote 
to install a street light on Highland Avenue, a private way, 
in said Town, on petition of Duncan M. Cairnie, Jr. and 
others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 26 as read. 

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A move to consider Article 30 at this point was lost. 

Article 27. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from single residence B to single residence A a portion of 
the Town in Shawsheen Village bounded northeasterly by 
the center line of North Main Street to a point 600 feet 
northerly from the Shawsheen River, east by the westerly 
line of the Castle Heights Development (so called) to a 
line of the Industrial District, extended from the Stevens 
Mills property and by the north and westerly lines of the 
Beech Circle Development (so-called) and across Shaw- 
sheen Road to an intersection with the northeasterly line 
of the present "B" district, in the area and bounded south- 
erly by the northerly line of the present "B" district, which 
line is 170 feet from and parallel with the center line of 
Shawsheen Road and the center line of Lincoln Street to a 
point which is 1100 feet southwesterly from the intersection 
of Lincoln Street with Lowell Street, northwesterly by a 
line which is the southeasterly limit of the present develop- 
ments in this area and by the northerly line of the present 
developments in this area and by a line which is 170 feet 
southeasterly from the center line of Lowell Street, north- 
westerly by a line which is the southeasterly limit of the 
present developments in this area and by the northerly line 
of the present developments in this area and by a line which 
is 170 feet southeasterly from the center line of Lowell 
Street to the Southwesterly limits of the Marwood Drive De- 
velopment, and by the Southeasterly limits of this develop- 
ment extended to North Main Street aforesaid, on petition 
of Herbert F. Rines and others. 

Article 27 was defeated. The Vote Yes 46, No 162. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED at this point 
in the warrant to adjourn at 12:05 A. M., until the follow- 
ing Monday at 7:30 P. M. 



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Adjourned Special Town Meeting 



OCTOBER 29, 1956 



The check lists were used at entrance and showed 423 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order by Roland H. Sherman, 
Moderator, at 7 :45 P. M. 

Unanimous consent was voted to admit three non-voters. 

It was VOTED unanimously to refrain from reading 
articles. 

Article 28. To see if the Town will vote to change 
from Single Residence B to Single Residence C as denned 
in paragraph one of Section IX of the Zoning By-Laws of 
the Town as amended in March 1955 a portion of the Town 
of Andover bounded as follows : 

Beginning at the intersection of the center lines of Das- 
comb Road and Clark Road ; thence proceeding northeaster- 
ly by the center line of Dascomb Road to a point which is 
170 feet northerly from the center line of Bannister Road ; 
thence turning and proceeding easterly by a line which is 
170 northerly from and parallel to the center line of Ban- 
nister Road to a point which is 220 feet westerly of the 
center line of Andover Street ; thence turning and proceed- 
ing northerly along a line which is 220 feet westerly from 
and parallel to the center line of Andover Street to a point 
800 feet southerly from the intersction of the center lines 
of Andover Street and Dascomb Road ; thence turning and 
proceeding westerly across Dascomb Road to a point which 
is 220 feet westerly of Dascomb Road ; thence turning and 
proceeding northeasterly along a line which is 220 feet 
westerly from and parallel to the center lines of Dascomb 
Road, Andover Street beyond Dascomb Road, Red Spring 
Road to Cuba Street, and Cuba Street to a point 220 feet 
southerly from the center line of Shawsheen Road ; thence 

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turning and proceeding westerly along a line which is 220 
feet southerly from and parallel to the center line of Shaw- 
sheen Road to the center line of Lowell Street ; thence pro- 
ceeding westerly along a line which is 220 feet southerly 
from and parallel to the center line of High Plain Road and 
crossing Greenwood Road to a point which is 220 feet south- 
westerly from Greenwood Road and 220 feet southeasterly 
from High Plain Road; thence turning and proceeding 
southerly along a line which is 220 feet westerly from and 
parallel to the center lines of Greenwood Road and Love- 
joy Road and continuing southerly across Dascomb Road to 
a point which is 170 feet northwesterly of Tewksbury 
Street and 1300 feet southwesterly from the intersection 
of Tewksbury Street and Chester Street; thence turning 
and proceeding northeasterly along a line which is 170 feet 
westerly from and parallel to the center lines of Tewksbury 
Street south of Chester Street, and Chester Street to a point 
which is 170 feet southwesterly from the center lines of 
Moody Street ; thence turning and proceeding northwesterly 
along a line which is 170 feet southerly from and parallel 
to the center line of Moody Street to a point which is 170 
feet northwesterly from the extended center line of Alman 
Street; thence turning and proceeding northeasterly along 
a line which is 170 feet northwesterly from and parallel to 
the center line of Alman Street to a point which is 170 feet 
southwesterly from the center line of Clark Road; thence 
turning and proceeding northwesterly along a line which is 
170 feet southwesterly from and parallel to the center line 
of Clark Road to the center of Dascomb Road ; thence turn- 
ing and proceeding northeasterly along the center line of 
Dascomb Road to the point of beginning, on petition of Ma- 
rian D. Laaff and others. 

Article 28 was defeated. The vote Yes 192,, No 230. 

Article 29. To see if the Town will vote to accept as 
public ways, Rock Ridge Road, Brookfield Road, Fox Hill 
Road and Woodcliff Road, as approved by the Planning 
Board and laid out by the Selectmen, as shown on Subdi- 
vision Plan No. 18975B, filed with Certificate of Title No. 

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3996, recorded in Book 27, Page 185 with the records of 
registered land in the North Registry District of Essex 
County, a copy of which is on file at the Office of the Town 
Clerk, on petition of Braeland Associates. 

Article 29 was withdrawn. 

Argicle 30. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
$5,000.00 from Overlay Reserve to the Reserve Fund, on 
petition of the Finance Committee. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Ar- 
ticle 30 as read. 

Article 31. To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting : 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to adjourn 
at 8:37 P.M. 

COMMITTEE TO STUDY GARBAGE 
COLLECTION SERVICE 

Charles O. McCullom Robert Walsh 

Winthrop K. White Donald B. Maclellan 

Prof. James B. Sullivan 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the meet- 
ing. 

ATTEST: 

George H. Winslow, Toivn Clerk 



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Report of the Town Clerk 



To the Board of Selectmen : 



I hereby submit my report for the office of the Town Clerk 
for the year 1956. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover as of 
October 5, 1956 was 9,124 by Precincts as follows. 



1 


2,027 


2 


1,534 


3 


1,852 


4 


1,254 


5 


710 


6 


1,747 



9,124 
VITAL STATISTICS 



Number of births recorded 




Males 


151 


Females 


143 


Mumber of deaths recorded 




Males 


77 


Females 


95 



294 



172 



Number of marriages 117 

Respectfully submitted, 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 
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Report of the Director of Accounts 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Mr. J. Everett Collins, Chairman 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and 
accounts of the town of Andover for the year ending De- 
cember 31, 1955, made in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 44, General Laws. This is in the form of a report 
made to me by Mr. William Schwartz, Assistant Director 
of Accounts. 



Very truly yours, 



Herman B. Dine 
Director of Accounts 



Mr. Herman B. Dine 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

State House, Boston 

SIR: 

As directed by you, I have made an audit of the Books 
and accounts of the town of Andover for the year ending 
December 31, 1955, and submit the following report there- 
on: 

The records of financial transactions of the several de- 
partments receiving or disbursing town funds or sending 
out bills for collection were examined and checked with the 
records of the town treasurer and the town accountant. 

The books and accounts of the town accountant were ex- 
amined and checked in detail. The ledger accounts were ana- 

78 






lyzed, the receipts, as recorded, were checked with the trea- 
surer's books, while the recorded payments were compared 
with the treasurer's cash book and with the approved trea- 
sury warrants. The appropriations, transfers, and loans au- 
thorized were checked with the town meeting records of the 
town clerk, the transfers from the reserve fund were com- 
pared with the authorization of the finance committee, and 
all other accounts were checked with information in the de- 
partments in which the transactions originated. 

A trial balance was taken off, and, after the necessary ad- 
justing entries were made, a balance sheet, which is append- 
ed to this report, was prepared showing the financial con- 
dition of the town on December 31, 1955. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer were ex- 
amined and checked. The cash book additions were verified, 
and the recorded receipts were compared with the account- 
ant's books, with the records of the several departments col- 
lecting money for the town, and with other sources from 
which money is paid into the town treasury, while the re- 
corded payments were checked with the selectmen's war- 
rants authorizing the disbursemnet of town funds and with 
the town account's records. 

The cash balance on December 31, 1955 was proved by 
reconciliation of the bank balances with statements fur- 
nished by the banks of deposit, by examination of the certi- 
ficates of deposit, and by actual count of cash in the office. 

The payments on account of maturing debt and interest 
were verified by comparison with the amounts falling due 
and with the cancelled bonds and coupons on file. 

The savings bank books and securities representing the 
investment of the several trust, investment, and retirement 
funds in the custody of the town treasurer, as well as of the 
trust funds in the custody of the trustees of the John Cor- 
nell, the Punchard Free School, and the Memorial Hall Li- 
brary Funds were examined and listed. The income was 
proved and all transactions and balances were verified and 

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checked with the books of the town accountant and, in the 
case of the retirement funds, with the books of the retire- 
ment board. The cash balances were proved by reconciling 
the bank balances with statements received from the banks 
of deposit and by actual count of the cash on hand. 

The records of tax titles and tax possessions held by the 
town were examined and checked. The amounts added to 
the tax title account were compared with the collector's re- 
cords and the accountant's books, the reported redemptions 
were checked with the treasurer's cash book, and the tax 
titles and tax possessions on hand were listed, proved, and 
checked with the records at the Registry of Deeds. 

It is recommended that proceedings be initiated to 
foreclose the rights of redemption on all tax titles held over 
two years as required by law. 

The records of payroll deductions on account of Federal 
taxes, purchase of savings bonds, and Blue Cross and Blue 
Shield were examined and proved. The balances, as shown 
on the individual employees' cards, were listed and recon- 
ciled with the accountant's control accounts. 

The books and accounts of the tax collector were examin- 
ed and checked. The poll, personal property and real estate 
taxes, motor vehicle and trailer excise, and assessments 
outstanding at the time of the previous audit, as well as all 
subsequent commitments, were audited and compared with 
the assessor's warrants issued for their collection. The col- 
lections, as recorded, were checked to the commitment 
books, the payments to the treasurer were verified, the 
abatements were checked with the assessor's records of 
abatements granted, the taxes transferred to the tax title 
accounts were proved, and the outstanding accounts were 
listed as reconciled with the respective controlling accounts 
in the accountant's ledger. 

The records of departmental and water accounts receiv- 
able were examined and checked. The payments to the trea- 
surer were verified, the abatements were checked with the 

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departmental records of abatements granted, and the out- 
standing accounts were listed and reconciled with the ac- 
countant's ledger controls. 

Further verification of the outstanding tax, motor vehicle 
and trailer excise, assessment, departmental, and water ac- 
counts was made by mailing notices to a number of persons 
whose names appeared on the books as owing money to the 
town, the replies received thereto indicating that the ac- 
counts, as listed are correct. 

The financial records of the town clerk were examined 
and checked. The recorded receipts on account of dog, sport- 
ing, and town licenses and permits, as well as from mar- 
riage intentions, recording fees, copies of records, and mis- 
cellaneous charges were verified and compared with the pay- 
ments to the town treasurer and to the State. The cash book 
was footed, and the cash balance on Januaryl4, 1956 was 
verified by reconciliation of the bank account with a state- 
ment furnished by the depository and by actual count of the 
cash in the office. 

The surety bonds on file for the several town officials for 
the faithful performance of their duties were examined and 
found to be in proper form. 

The available records of departmental cash collections of 
the sealer of weights and measures and the inspectors of 
buildings, wires, and plumbing, as well as of the police, fire, 
health, school, and cemetery departments, and of all other 
departments in which money was collected for the town, 
were examined and checked. The recorded collections were 
compared with the verified payments to the treasurer, and 
the cash on hand in the several departments, including petty 
cash advances, was proved by actual count. 

Appended to this report, in addition to the balance sheet, 
are tables showing a reconciliation of the treasurer's and 
the town clerk's cash, summaries of the tax, motor vehicle 
and trailer excise, assessment, tax title, tax possession, de- 
partmental, and water accounts, as well as schedules show- 

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ing the condition and transactions of the several trust, in- 
vestment, and retirement funds. 

While engaged in making the audit cooperation was re- 
ceived from all town officials, for which, on behalf of my 
assistants and for myself, I wish to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Schwartz 

Assistant Director of Accounts 



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Report of the 
Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 1956 

To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

In accordance with Chapter 41, Section 61, of the General 
Laws, I submit herewith my annual report for the year 
ending December 31, 1956. 

A detailed statement of the receipts and their sources, and 
of the payments and the purposes therefor, follows. The 
condition of the various trust funds, as well as the Town of 
Andover Retirement Fund, sources of incomes and the 
amounts paid out are also set forth. A statement of the 
temporary loans, maturing debt and interest is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was 
prepared showing the assets and liabilities as of December 
31, 1956. 

The State Accountants have complied with statutes and 
audited the Town books for the year ending December 31, 
1955. They are expected in the near future to audit the 
Town's accounts for 1956. 

May I express my thanks for the co-operation accorded 
to me by your Board, as well as by each Town Department 
during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George C. Napier, Town Accountant 

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Appropriations for 1956 



i 



TOWN MEETING 
MARCH 12, 1956 



General Government $ 115,481.12 

Protection to Persons & Property 252,032.63 

Health and Sanitation 39,872.00 

Highways 192,582.80 

Charities and Soldiers' Benefits 139,136.00 

Schools and Libraries 741,318.00 

Recreation and Unclassified 129,316.36 

Enterprises and Cemeteries 234,662.00 

Interest and Maturing Debt 87,788.52 



$1,932,189.43 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
OCTOBER 22, 1956 



General Government $ 36,150.00 

Protection to Persons & Property 3,000.00 

Health and Sanitation 28,000.00 

Highways 10,000.00 

Recreation and Unclassified 2,000.00 

Enterprises and Cemeteries 25,200.00 



$ 104,350.00 
Total Appropriations 1956 $2,036,539.43 



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Receipts for 1956 



GENERAL REVENUE 
TAXES 



Current Year: 



Poll $ 7,978.00 

Personal Property 159,542.95 

Real Estate 1,240,030.67 



$1,407,551.62 



Prior Years : 

Personal $ 3,434.61 

Real Estate 39,427.29 



$ 42,861.90 

Tax Title Redemptions 935.65 

From the State: 

Income Taxes $ 137,635.52 

Corporation Taxes 153,277.64 

Meals Tax 2,864.24 

Reimbursement - Loss of Taxes 3,312.95 





$ 


297,090.35 


LICENSES AND PERMITS 




Selectmen 


$ 7,236.00 




Board of Appeals 


140.00 




Town Clerk 


1,070.50 




Police Department 


151.75 




Fire Department 


143.00 




Health Department 


1,849.75 




Hawker's and Pedler's 


Licenses - State 108.00 





$ 10,699.00 
Amount Carried Fortvard $1,759,138.52 

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Amount Brought Forward $1,759,138.52 

FINES AND FORFEITS 
Police Court $ 322.40 

GRANTS AND GIFTS 

From the Federal Government : 

Disability Assistance: 

Administration $ 218.42 

Assistance 2,762.99 

Aid to Dependent Children: 

Administration 584.65 

Assistance 4,471.06 

Old Age Assistance : 

Administration 3,799.08 

Assistance 51,125.87 






1 

*om State : 




Vocational Education 


$ 2,267.18 


Transportation 


14,519.24 


School Construction 


45,453.69 


Hurricane Damage 


38,517.17 


School Cafeterias 


16,046.56 



$ 62,962.07 



$ 116,803.84 
From County: 

Dog Licenses $ 2,524.60 

COMMERCIAL REVENUE 

Privileges : 

Motor Vehicle Excise : 

Levy of 1956 $ 162,993.29 

Prior Years 9,710.30 



$ 172,703.59 
Amount Carried Forward $2,114,455.02 

86 



Amount Brought Forward 


$2,114,455.02 


Parking Meter Fees 


11,358,62 




$ 184,062.21 


Sewer Assessments 


$ 22,941.61 


COMMERCIAL REVENUE — 


DEPARTMENTAL 


General Government: 




Rent of Town Property $ 


2,428.50 


Commission on Public Telephone 


192.85 


- 


$ 2,621.35 


Treasurer : 




Historical Booklets $ 


20.00 


Foreign Exchange Credit 


.17 



Tax Collector: 

Fees on Certificates 
Sewer Discharges 



$ 



294.00 
30.00 



Protection of Persons and Property : 

Police Department: 

Insurance Reimbursements 

Fire Department: 

Use of Ambulance $ 

Insurance Reimbursement 



? 



350.00 
146.60 



20.17 



324.00 



$ 2,965.52 



675.18 



Amount Carried Fomvard 



$ 496.60 

$2,152,892.55 



87 



Amount Brought Forward 



$2,152,892.55 



Sealer of Weights and Measures Fees 
Building Inspector's Fees 
Wire Inspector's Fees 
Public Weigher's Fees 



Health and Sanitation : 
Tuberculosis-Subsidy-State $ 
Sewer Connections 



Highways : 
Sale of Junk 
Snow Removal - State 
Supervision Tree Trimming 
Insurance Reimbursement 



931.44 
274.35 



50.04 

547.50 

1,008.00 

473.17 



136.10 

4,902.50 

1,088.00 

26.50 

$ 7,324.88 



$ 1,205.79 



Public Welfare : 

Infirmary 
Temporary Aid : 
Reimbursements : 
State 
Cities and Towns 



Disability Assistance : 
State - Aid 
State - Administration 



22.50 
340.25 



3,397.62 
109.23 



2,078.71 
945.50 



362.75 



Aid to Dependent Children - State 
Old Age Assistance : 



State 
Amount Carried Fomvard 



$ 41,138.47 



88 



? 



3,506.85 
3,784.06 



$2,170,929.31 



Amount Brought Forward 




$2,170,929.31 


Cities and Towns 




1,725.13 






$ 
$ 


42,863.60 




50,517.26 


Veterans Benefits: 








Reimbursement : 








State 




$ 


5,921.13 


Veterans Service: 








Photostatic Copies 


? 


16.00 




Sale of Manuals 




3.60 






$ 


19.60 


Schools : 








Tuition : 








State Wards 


? 


2,435.61 




Individuals 




270.75 




Other Cities and Towns 




3,266.90 




Sale of books and Supplies 




183.28 




Rental and Other 




208.89 




School Cafeterias 




55,589.44 




Rafton School Prizes 




30.00 






% 


61,984.87 


Library : 








Fines and Sales 


% 


2,196.37 




Insurance Reimbursement 




60.00 





$ 2,256.37 
Public Service Enterprises : 
Water Department : 

Metered Rates $ 113,652.60 

Services and Miscellaneous 1,078.66 
Water Meter 52.73 

Amount Carried Forward $2,283,974.88 

89 



Amount Brought Forward $2,283,974.88 

Water Liens Added to Taxes 3,859.56 
Boat Plates 10.50 



Cemetery Department: 

Sale of Lots $ 29.00 

Care of Lots 338.00 
Perpet'l Care Int. Withdrawals 2,751.66 

Interments and Tombs 2,685.00 

Foundations 466.99 

Miscellaneous 107.33 



$ 118,654.05 



Interest : 

Taxes $ 1,311.94 

Tax Titles Redeemed 23.07 

Sewer Assessments 179.69 

Committed Interest 762.79 

Motor Vehicle Excise 206.89 
School Loan - U.S. Treasury Bills 30,502.00 

School Loan - Accrued 1,146.75 

Certificates of Deposit 5,248.55 






$ 6,377.98 



$ 39,381.68 

Income : 

Trust and Investments $ 3,815.73 

Trust and Investments : 

Cemetery Perpetual Cares $ 3,463.00 
Redemption of Bonds 40,000.00 



$ 43,463.00 

Municipal Indebtedness : 

High School Loan $1,940,000.00 

West Elementary School Loan 145,000.00 

Amount Carried Forward $2,495,667.32 

90 



Amount Brought Forward 






$2 


,495,667.32 


Premium on Bond Issue 




1,021.65 


Q9 






,086,021.65 


Agency : 










Dog Licenses For County 


% 


3,183.20 






Old Age Assistance Recoveries 


6,385.02 






Withholding Taxes 




131,796.89 






Blue Cross - Blue Shield 




15,649.15 






U. S. Savings Bonds 




6,813.85 






United Fund 




140.00 






Punchard Athletic Association 


4,363.23 






Sewer Connection Deposits 




1,625.30 






Planning Board Deposit 




1,000.00 


$ 








170,956.64 


Refunds : 










General Departments 


% 


920.24 






Petty Cash Advances 




360.00 






Other 




138.00 


% 








1,418.24 


Total Receipts for 1956 






$4,754,063.85 


Cash on Hand, January 1, 1956 






% 


875,591.56 


Grand Total for 1956 






$5 


,629,655.41 



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Expenditures for 1956 



APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 


$ 4,515.00 
76.63 


SELECTMEN 

Cr. 

Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 



Dr. 

Salaries, Selectmen $ 2,000.00 

Clerks 1,359.25 

Office Maintenance and Other 1,232.38 



$ 4,591.63 $ 4,591.63 



Appropriation 

Salary, Accountant 

Clerks 
Office Maintenance and 


Cr. 
Dr. 

Other 

/enue 


5 


4,922.00 

4,124.00 

851.98 


$ 


9,937.00 


Balance to Re^ 


$ 


9,897.98 
39.02 





$ 9,937.00 $ 9,937.00 

92 





TREASURER 






Appropriation 


Cr. 






$ 13,262.12 


Salaries, Treasurers 
Wages, Clerks 
Surety Bond 
Bond Issue 
Office Maintenance ai 


Dr. 

id Other 
Revenue 


$ 


4,466.00 
1,616.85 
278.50 
5,713.12 
1,183.26 




Balance to E 


$ 


13,257.73 

4.39 





$ 13,262.12 $ 13,262.12 

ARTICLE 7 — TOWN TREASURER 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,150.00 

Dr. 

Salary, Clerk $ 621.31 

Balance to 1957 528.69 



$ 1,150.00 $ 1,150.00 

TREASURER PARKING METERS 

Cr. 

Transfer from Parking Meters Reserve $ 350.00 

Dr. 

Wages, Clerks $ 324.42 

Repairs to Coin Machine 12.65 



$337.07 
Balance to Parking Meters Reserve 12.93 



$ 350.00 $ 350.00 
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TAX COLLECTOR 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 10,166.00 

Refund Surety Bond Premium 125.20 

Dr. 

Salaries, Tax Collector $ 4,922.00 

Clerks 3,515.69 

Surety Bond 326.00 

Office Maintenance and Other 1,486.34 



$ 8,692.00 $ 8,692.00 
ASSESSORS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 21,937.00 

Petty Cash Advance Refund 5.00 

Dr. 

Salaries, Assessors $ 1,800.00 

Engineer 5,839.00 

Amount Carried Forward $ 7,639.00 $ 21,942.00 

94 



Balance to Revenue 


$ 


10,250.03 
41.17 








$ 


10,291.20 


$ 


10,291.20 


TOWN CLERK 






Cr. 

Appropriation 






$ 


8,692.00 1 


Dr. 

Salaries, Town Clerk 

Clerk 
Office Maintenance and Other 


$ 


4,922.00 
1,953.50 
1,377.62 




1 


Balance to Revenue 


$ 


8,253.12 

438.88 



Amount Brought Forward $ 7,639.00 $ 21,942.00 



Clerks 


7,884.73 


Wages, Assistant Assessors 


800.00 


Engineering Services 


606.30 


Photostatic Record of Deeds 


368.58 


Travel Expenses 


686.26 


Office Maintenance and Other 


1,985.92 


Petty Cash Advance 


5.00 




$ 19,975.79 


Balance to Revenue 


1,966.21 



$" 21,942.00 $ 21,942.00 
ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 8,732.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 1,000.00 

Dr. 

Salary, Clerk $ 1,277.50 

Wages, Registrars 454.50 

Assistant Registrars 800.00 

Election Officers 2,708.75 

Addit'nal Clerical Assistance 196.25 

Election Expenses 991.93 

Checkers Town Meeting 437.00 

Printing and Advertising 1,922.99 

Street Lists 540.00 

Office Maintenance 397.81 



$ 9,726.73 
Balance to Reserve Fund 5.27 



$ 9,732.00 ? 9,732.00 



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MODERATOR 








Cr. 

Appropriation 




$ 


75.00 1 


Dr. 

Moderator $ 


75.00 






$ 


75.00 


$ 


75.00 1 


FINANCE COMMITTEE 




I 


Cr. 

Appropriation 




$ 


100.00 I 


Dr. 

Membership Association Dues $ 
Balance to Revenue 


25.00 
75.00 






$ 


100.00 


$ 


100.00 I 


TOWN COUNSEL 






Cr. 

Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 




$ 


1,500.00 
368.45 


Dr. 

Salary $ 
Expenses 


1,000.00 
868.45 






$ 


1,868.45 


$ 


1,868.45 I 


BOARD OF APPEALS 






Cr. 

Appropriation 




9 


250.00 



Dr. 

Printing and Advertising $ 181.33 

Balance to Revenue 68.67 



$ 250.00 $ 250.00 



PLANNING BOARD 




Cr. 








Balance from 1955 




? 


105.50 


Appropriation 






8,265.00 


Petty Cash Advance Refund 






10.00 


Dr. 








Salary, Clerk 


? 


1,557.50 




Engineer 




375.00 




Planning Consultants 




5,500.00 




Office Maintenance and Other 




789.61 




Petty Cash Advance 




10.00 






$ 


8,232.11 




Balance to Revenue 




148.39 





$ 8,380.50 $ 8,380.50 

ARTICLE 56 — PLANNING BOARD 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 2,450.00 

Dr. 
Engineering Services $ 2,450.00 





I 


2,450.00 


? 


2,450.00 


MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 






Cr. 










Appropriation 






5 


10,000.00 


Dr. 










Salaries, Janitors 


? 


3,880.00 






Fuel 




2,318.02 






Repairs 




1,933.85 






Lawrence Electric Company 




952.70 






Janitor's Supplies 




650.78 






Water Bills and All Other 




259.95 










9,995.30 




Balance to Revenue 




4.70 







$10,000.00 $ 10,000.00 
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ARTICLE 3, 1955 — IMPROVING TOWN HALL 

FACILITIES 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 7,992.75 

Dr. 

Advertising and Blue Printing $ 31.01 

Contractural Services 7,961.74 



$ 7,992.75 $ 7,992.75 

ARTICLE 8, 1956 — IMPROVING TOWN HALL 

FACILITIES 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 12,000.00 

Dr. 

Contractural Services $ 12,000.00 



$ 12,000.00 $ 12,000.00 

ARTICLE 8 — REMODELING OF TOWN OFFICES AND 
PURCHASE OF FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT 

Cr. 



$ 15,000.00 $ 15,000.00 



Appropriation 

Electrical Repairs 

Signs 

Furniture 


Dr. 


$ 82.26 

77.50 

901.65 


$ 15,000.00 


Balance to 1957 


$ 1,061.41 
13,938.59 





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POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 96,395.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 1,096.00 

Petty Cash Advance Refund 10.00 

Dr. 

Salaries : 

Chief $ 5,542.00 

Patrolmen 70,274.53 

Clerk 3,341.00 
Wages, Res. Officers, Other Employ's 2,468.30 

Equipment Maintenance 7,796.16 

Equipment for Men 1,220.33 

Traffic Lights and Signals 3,108.81 
Maintenance Buildings and Grounds 187.63 

Office Maintenance 960.55 

Petty Cash Advance 10.00 

All Other 571.71 



$ 95,481.02 
Balance to Revenue 2,019.98 



$ 97,501.00 $ 97,501.00 
POLICE PARKING METERS MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 

Transfer from Parking Meters Reserve $ 8,930.00 

Dr. 

Salaries, Police Officers $ 7,514.00 

Labor 811.20 

Maintenance 321.08 



$ 8,646.28 
Balance to 
Parking Meters Reserve 283.72 



$ 8,930.00 $ 8,930.00 
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NEW AUTOMOBILE — POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,500.00 

Dr. 
New Automobile $ 1,500.00 



$ 1,500.00 $ 1,500.00 

ARTICLE 5 — NEW AUTOMOBILE — 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 800.00 

Dr. 

New Automobile $ 790.00 

Balance to Revenue 10.00 





$ 


800.00 


$ 800.00 


FIRE DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 








Appropriation 






$113,899.63 


Petty Cash Advance Refund 






15.00 


Dr. 








Salaries : 








Chief 


$ 


5,303.00 




Fire Fighters 




84,150.27 




Call Men: 








Central 




4,260.66 




Ballardvale 




1,334.14 




Equipment 




2,720.80 




Equipment for Men 




613.93 




Clothing for Men 




1,023.84 




Maintenance and Repairs 




5,354.92 




Fuel 




1,714.72 




Lawrence Gas Company 




68.24 




Lawrence Electric Company 




648.02 




Maintenance Building and Grounds 


2,199.76 




Medical Services 




335.26 





Amount Carried Forward $109,727.56 $113,914.63 

100 



Amount Brought Forward 


$109,727.56 


$113,914.63 


Office Maintenance 


819.12 




Petty Cash Advance 


15.00 




All Other 


265.00 






$110,826.68 




Balance to Revenue 


$ 3,087.95 





$113,914.63 $113,914.63 

ARTICLE 6 — NEW AMBULANCE — 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 9,500.00 

Dr. 
New Ambulance $ 8,836.19 

Balance to Revenue 663.81 



$ 9,500.00 $ 9,500.00 

ARTICLE 24 — PAY INCREASES 
POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 3,000.00 

Dr. 

Salaries : 

Police Department $ 1,428.00 

Fire Department 1,496.00 



$ 2,924.00 
Balance to Revenue 76.00 



$ 3,000.00 $ 3,000.00 

FOREST FIRES 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 2,200.00 

Amount Carried Forward $ 2,200.00 

101 



Amount Brought Forward $ 2,200.00 

Dr. 

Salary, Forest Warden $ 225.00 

Wages, Fighting Fires 611.00 

Hose 816.50 

Apparatus Maintenance 98.07 

Radio Service 309.27 



$ 2,059.84 




Balance to Revenue 140.16 




$ 2,200.00 


$ 2,200.00 


DOG OFFICER 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$ 325.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Dog Officer $ 325.00 





$ 325.00 $ 325.00 

ANIMAL INSPECTOR 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 350.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Animal Inspector $ 325.00 

Balance to Revenue 25.00 



$ 350.00 $ 350.00 

BUILDING INSPECTOR 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 3/000.00 

Refund 11.95 

Dr. 
Salary, Building Inspector $ 2,340.00 

Use of Car and Other 665.85 

Amount Carried Forward $ 3,005.85 $ 3,011.95 

102 






Amount Brought Forward $ 3,005.85 $ 3,011.95 

Balance to Revenue 6.10 



$ 3,011.95 % 3,011.95 

WIRE INSPECTOR 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,175.00 

Dr. 
Salaries, Wire Inspectors $ 864.95 

Use of Car and Other 266.21 



% 1,131.16 
Balance to Revenue 43.84 



$ 1,175.00 % 1,175.00 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 760.00 

Dr. 

Sal's, Sealers Weights & M'sur's $ 479.00 
Use of Car and Other 38.78 



$ 517.78 
Balance to Revenue 242.22 



$ 760.00 $ 760.00 

MOTH SUPPRESSION 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 7,552.00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 2,558.93 

Insecticides 435.20 

Truck Storage 390.00 

Equipment and Other 123.19 

Amount Carried Forward $ 3,507.32 $ 7,552.00 

103 



Amount Brought Forward $ 3,507.32 $ 7,552.00 

$ 3,507.32 
Balance to Revenue 4,044.68 



$ 7,552.00 $ 7,552.00 

TREE DIVISION 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 8,226.00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 7,442.32 

Equipment 542.14 

All Other 188.78 



$ 8,173.24 
Balance to Revenue 52.76 



$ 8,226.00 $ 8,226.00 

CONTROL DUTCH ELM DISEASE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 7,350.00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 6,059.29 

Insecticides 690.00 

Supplies 110.80 



$ 6,860.09 
Balance to Revenue 489.91 



$ 7,350.00 $ 7,350.00 

ARTICLE 25 — TWO POWER CHAIN SAWS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 500.00 

Dr. 

Power Chain Saws ? 476.77 

Balance to Revenue 23.23 



$ 500.00 $ 500.00 
104 






HEALTH DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 








Appropriation 




$ 


9,096.00 


Petty Cash Advance Refund 






10.00 


Dr. 








Salaries, Board of Health 


$ 


300.00 




Agents 




4,461.91 




Clerks 




839.96 




Office Maintenance 




385.84 




Agents' Use of Car and Expenses 




535.93 




Medicine and Medical Care 




561.74 




Plumbing Inspector 




1,224.00 




Dog Vaccinations 




360.25 




Baby Clinic 




314.73 




Petty Cash Advance 




10.00 






$ 


8,994.36 




Balance to Revenue 




111.64 





$ 9,106.00 $ 9,106.00 

CARE AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 3,000.00 

Dr. 
Care & Treatment of Tuberculosis 

Patients $ 561.00 



$ 561.00 
Balance to Revenue 2,439.00 



$ 3,000.00 $ 3,000.00 

ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 2,739.42 

Appropriation 24,114.76 

Dr. 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hosp'l $ 23,762.01 
Amount Carried Forward $ 23,762.01 $ 26,854.18 

105 



Amount Brought Fortvard 
Revenue 



$ 23,762.01 $ 26,854.18 
2,739.42 



$ 26,501.43 



Labor $ 1,073.86 

Amount Carried Forward $ 1,073.86 $ 3,000.00 

106 



Balance to 1957 




352.75 








$ 


26,854.18 


$ 


26,854.18 


PUBLIC DUMP 






Cr. 










Appropriation 






$ 


3,000.00 


Dr. 










Contractural Services 


$ 


2,091.51 






Labor 




421.23 






Other 




229.65 








$ 


2,742.39 


Balance to Revenue 




257.61 








$ 


3,000.00 


$ 


3,000.00 1 


SEWER MAINTENANCE 






Cr. 










Appropriation 








$7,976.00 1 


Dr. 










Labor 


$ 


3,888.99 






Lawrence Electric Company 




2,403.75 






Repairs 




810.45 






Tools and Equipment 




426.87 






Use of Car and Tractor Rental 




445.94 








$ 


7,976.00 




7,976.00 1 


ARTICLE 20 — SEWER MAINTENANCE 


Cr. 










Appropriation 






$ 


3,000.00 J 


Dr. 











Amount Brought Forward $ 1,073.86 $ 3,000.00 

Lawrence Electric Company 953.44 

Tools and Equipment 632.24 

Use of Car and Telephone 138.74 



$ 2,798.28 
Balance to Revenue 201.72 



$ 3,000.00 $ 3,000.00 



ARTICLE 6, 1956 — SEWERS AND DRAINS 
LOCKWAY ROAD 





Cr. 








Balance from 1955 


Dr. 






$ 1,290.49 


Labor 




$ 


841.67 




Bricks and Cement 






282.34 




Backhoe Service 






129.05 




All Other 






37.43 





$ 1,290.49 $ 1,290.49 

ARTICLE 22, 1954 — BALLARDVALE SEWER DISPOSAL 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 11,152.65 

Dr. 



Contractural Services 


$ 


749.25 


Labor 




263.97 


Equipment 




167.04 


Bituminous Concrete 




1,405.07 




$ 


2,585.33 


Art. 2, Sewer, Andover St. 




8,000.00 


Balance to 1957 




567.32 



$ 11,152.65 $ 11,152.65 

107 



ARTICLE 27 — NEW COMPRESSOR 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 3,200.00 

Dr. 

New Compressor $ 3,200.00 



$ 3,200.00 $ 3,200.00 

ARTICLE 34, 1955 — CONSTRUCTING RELIEF SEWERS 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 1,777.26 

Dr. 
Labor $ 275.19 

Backhoe, Cement and Pipe 366.23 



$ 641.42 
Balance to 1957 1,135.84 



$ 1,777.26 $ 1,777.26 
ARTICLE 36 — SEWERAGE AND DRAINAGE 



Appropriation 


Dr. 






$ 10,000.00 1 


Labor 




$ 


970.69 




Pipe 






927.91 




Cement and Gravel 






668.12 




Backhoe Service 






504.00 






$ 


3,070.72 




Balance to 1957 






6,929.28 





$ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00 

ARTICLE 37, 1954 — EXTEND SEWER MAIN — 

SUTHERLAND STREET 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 893.70 

Amount Carried Forward $ 893.70 

108 



Amount Carried Fortvard 

Dr. 

Pipe 
All Other 


$ 


705.39 
12.47 


Balance to Revenue 


$ 


717.86 
175.84 



$ 893.70 



$ 893.70 $ 893.70 

ARTICLE 40 — SEWERAGE AND DRAINAGE — 
CARMEL AND LOCKWAY ROADS 





Cr. 








Appropriation 


Dr. 






$ 1,000.00 


Labor 




$ 


59.64 




Backhoe Service 






542.95 




Loam and Shrubs 






117.85 




All Other 






65.00 






9 


785.44 




Balance to Revenue 




214.56 





$ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00 

ARTICLE 47 — SEWERAGE FACILITIES — 
SUTHERLAND STREET 





Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 


$ 2,600.00 


Pipe 




$ 2,560.00 


All Other 




27.50 




$ 2,587.50 


Balance to Revenue 


12.50 



$ 2,600.00 $ 2,600.00 
109 



HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 73,930.80 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 473.17 

Dr. 
Labor $ 37,692.98 

Broken Stone, Gravel, etc. 3,167.09 

Asphalt, Tarvia and Road Oil 25,093.83 

Tools and Equipment 6,246.03 

Tires, Gasoline and Oil 1,404.14 

Fuel Oil 233.50 

Bulldozer 173.50 

Telephone and All Other 390.97 



$ 74,402.04 
Balance to Reserve Fund 1.93 



$ 74,403.97 $ 74,403.97 

TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 28,152.00 

Dr. 

Labor $ 6,332.87 

Gasoline & Oil & Maintenance 16,204.60 

Tires and Tubes 2,975.74 

Tools and Equipment 1,133.92 

Lawrence Gas Company 250.90 

Lawrence Electric Company 392.20 

Fuel Oil 704.03 

Telephone and All Other 152.67 



$ 28,146.93 
Balance to Revenue 5.07 



$ 28,152.00 $ 28,152.00 



110 



ARTICLE 28 - 


- THREE DUMP TRUCKS 


Appropriation 


Cr. 

$ 12,500.00 


Dump Trucks 
Balance to Revenue 


Dr. 

$ 12,372.25 
127.75 



$ 12,500.00 $ 12,500.00 

ARTICLE 22 — CHAPTER 90 — MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 6,000.00 

Dr. 



Labor 


$ 


970.81 


Asphalt 




1,347.85 


Stone and Sand 




864.06 


Grates and Frames 




244.74 


All Other 




76.67 




$ 


3,504.13 


Balance to Revenue 




2,495.87 



$ 6,000.00 $ 6,000.00 



ARTICLE 23 — CHAPTER 9C 


I - 


- CONSTRUCTION 


Cr. 

Appropriation 

Transfer from Surplus Revenue 






$ 10,0"00.00 
30,000.00 


Posting of Notices 
Advertising 


Dr. 


$ 


13.20 
11.25 




Balance to 1957 


$ 


24.45 
39,975.55 






$ 40,000.00 


$ 40,000.00 




Ill 









ARTICLE 24 — REPAIR AND BUILD SIDEWALKS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 7,500.00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 2,872.35 

Bituminous Concrete 1,756.80 

Lumber, Gravel and Curbing 557.92 



$ 5,187.07 
Balance to Revenue 2,312.93 



$ 7,500.00 $ 7,500.00 

ARTICLE 33 — INSTALL CURBING 

Cr. 

Transfer from Parking Meters Reserve $ 5,000.00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 1,332.23 

Curbing 2,807.23 

Tarvia 244.51 

Backhoe Service 313.00 

All Other 50.22 



$ 4,747.19 
Balance to Parking Meters 
Reserve 252.81 



$ 5,000.00 $ 5,000.00 

ARTICLE 28, 1954 — CONSTRUCT STORM DRAINAGE 

— HIDDEN ROAD 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 2,000.00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 1,048.74 

Backhoe Service 419.86 

Amount Carried Forward $ 1,468.60 $ 2,000.00 

112 



Amount Brought Forward 




$ 


1,468.60 $ 


2,000.00 


Pipe, Grates 








223.06 




Blasting, Bricks 








227.52 




Tarvia and Other 








80.82 




$ 


2,000.00 $ 


2,000.00 


ARTICLE 38 — 


CONSTRUCT SIDEWALK 


— 


BURNHAM ROAD 








Cr. 








Balance from 1955 




Dr. 




$ 


4,458.00 


Labor 






$ 


2,006.17 




Backhoe Service 








1,245.00 




Bituminous Concrete 








841.77 




Sand and Gravel 








188.64 




All Other 








166.19 




$ 


4,447.77 




Balance to Revenue 




10.23 





$ 4,458.00 $ 4,458.00 

ARTICLE 42 — STORM DRAINAGE — HIDDEN ROAD 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 2,500.00 

Dr. 
Backhoe Service $ 125.64 

Blasting 138.00 

All Other 50.53 



$ 314.17 
Balance to 1957 2,185.83 



$ 2,500.00 $ 2,500.00 

ARTICLE 15 — SIDEWALK SNOW PLOW 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 5,000.00 

Amount Carried Fortvard $ 5,000.00 

113 



Amount Brought Forward $ 5,000.00 

Dr. 
Sidewalk Snow Plow % 4,224.60 

Balance to 1957 775.40 







$ 


5,000.00 


% 


5,000.00 


SNOW REMOVAL AND SANDING 








Cr. 










Appropriation 








% 


25,000.00 


Transfers from Reserve Fund 








14,915.40 




Dr. 










Labor 




% 


25,434.90 






Tools and Equipment 






300.75 






Salt 






2,822.10 






Sand 






1,045.25 






Snow Plowing 






7,407.13 






Hauling Snow 






2,788.75 






All Other 




% 


116.52 








39,915.40 


% 


39,915.40 


ARTICLE 16 — SNOW REMOVAL AND SANDING 




Cr. 










Appropriation 


Dr. 






% 


5,000.00 


Labor 




% 


3,982.98 






Snow Plowing 






390.88 






Sand 






194.25 






Equipment and All Other 






431.89 







$ 5,000.00 $ 5,000.00 

STREET LIGHTING 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 27,000.00 

Dr. 
Street Lighting $ 26,362.23 

Balance to Revenue 637.77 



$ 27,000.00 % 27,000.00 
114 



PUBLIC WELFARE 
Cr. 



Appropriation 


$ 12,408.00 


Dr. 




Salaries, Board of Public Welfare $ 


300.00 


Agent 


546.00 


Clerk 


451.00 


Groceries and Provisions 


502.86 


Fuel 


92.61 


State Institutions 


4,573.00 


Medicine and Medical Attendance 


194.42 


Cash Grants to Individuals 


2,272.40 


Relief by Other Cities and Towns 


1,576.12 


$ 


10,508.41 


Balance to Revenue 


1,899.59 



$ 12,408.00 $ 12,408.00 



DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 




(TOWN) 




Appropriation 


Cr. 
Dr. 


$ 7,100.00 


Administration : 

Salary, Agent 
Disability Assistance 


$ 


311.58 
6,331.90 


Balance to Revenue 


6,643.48 
456.52 



$ 7,100.00 $ 7,100.00 
115 



DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 
(FEDERAL GRANTS) 

Cr. 



Balance from 1955 

Federal Grants received in 1956 



Dr. 



Administration : 

Salary, Agent 
Disability Assistance 



$ 218.42 
2,977.89 



$ 214.90 
2,981.41 



$ 3,196.31 $ 3,196.31 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 

(TOWN) 



Appropriation 
Refund 



Cr. 



$ 10,600.00 
87.15 



Administration : 



Dr. 



Salaries, Agent 


$ 


310.10 


Clerk 




286.09 


Office Maintenance 




178.16 


Aid: 






Aid to Dependent Children 




5,853.50 




$ 


6,627.85 


Balance to Revenue 




4,059.30 



$ 10,687.15 $ 10,687.15 



116 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
(FEDERAL GRANTS) 

Cr. 



Balance from 1955 








$ 


965.35 


Federal Grants Received in 


l 1956 








4,471.06 


Recovery 


Dr. 








5.69 


Administration : 












Salaries, Agent 




$ 


333.90 






Clerk 






164.91 






Office Maintenance 






85.84 






Aid: 












Aid to Dependent Childr< 


m 




4,751.10 








$ 


5,335.75 




Balance to 1957 






106.35 








$ 


5,442.10 


$ 


5,442.10 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 






(TOWN 


) 










Cr. 










Appropriation 








$ 


71,500.00 


Refunds 


Dr. 








232.65 


Administration : 












Salaries, Agent 




$ 


779.75 






Clerk 






1,052.35 






Office Maintenance 






624.88 






Aid: 












Old Age Assistance 






56,767.84 






Other Cities and Towns 






1,208.41 








$ 


60,433.23 




Balance to Revenue 




11,299.42 







$71,732.65 $ 71,732.65 



117 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 
(FEDERAL GRANTS) 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 

Federal Grants Received in 1956 

Recoveries 



Dr. 



Administration : 
Salaries, Agent 

Clerk 
Office Maintenance 

Aid: 

Old Age Assistance 



Balance to 1957 



$ 2,336.35 

1,434.05 

308.76 

58,352.43 

$ 62,431.59 
602.34 



$ 5,207.22 

54,924.95 

2,901.76 






$ 63,033.93 $ 63,033.93 



INFIRMARY 
Cr. 



Appropriation 




$ 12,120.00 


Dr. 






Salaries and Wages : 






Matron 


$ 2,093.00 




Other Employees 


3,168.00 




Groceries and Provisions 


3,132.74 




Dry Goods and Clothing 


96.17 




Repairs 


347.81 




Fuel 


792.14 




Lawrence Electric Company 


393.84 




Lawrence Gas Company 


113.68 




Household Supplies 


188.17 




Medicine and Medical Service 


193.93 




Use of Car 


243.13 





Amount Carried Forward 



$ 10,762.61 $ 12,120.00 



118 



Amount Carried Forward $ 10,762.61 $ 12,120.00 

Telephone and All Other 273.55 





$ 


11,036.16 




Balance to Revenue 




1,083.84 






$ 


12,120.00 


$ 12,120.00 


VETERANS SERVICE 




Cr. 








Appropriation 






$ 25,408.00 


Refund 






20.00 


Dr. 








Administration : 








Salaries, Agent 


$ 


4,922.00 




Clerks 




3,022.00 




Office Maintenance 




588.82 




Veterans Benefits: 








Ordinary Allowances 




11,748.75 




Groceries and Provisions 




344.37 




Medicine and Medical Services 




3,061.10 




Burials 




674.14 






$ 


24,361.18 




Balance to Revenue 




1,066.82 





$ 25,428.00 $ 25,428.00 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $695,357.00 

Refunds 298.15 

Petty Cash Advances Refunds 65.00 

Dr. 
Salaries, Superintendent $ 9,999.60 

Amount Brought Forward $ 9,999.60 $695,720.15 

119 



Amount Brought Forward $ 9,999.60 $695,720.15 



Clerks 


9,480.91 


Truant Officer 


100.00 


Petty Cash Advances 


65.00 


Office Maintenance 


2,235.61 


School Census 


150.00 


Traveling Out of State 


117.90 


Traveling Expenses 


1,926.75 


Driver Training 


276.59 


All Other 


486.44 


Teachers' Salaries : 




High 


100,478.54 


Elementary- 


248,880.46 


Junior High 


100,330.27 


Text Books and Supplies : 




High 


$ 8,135.07 


Elementary 


16,375.53 


Junior High 


6,259.64 


Tuition, High 


2,707.74 


Transportation : 




High 


10,555.35 


Elementary 


10,554.99 


Junior High 


10,555.00 


Janitors' Services: 




High 


13,660.50 


Elementary 


13,670.50 


Junior High 


13,660.19 


Fuel: 




High 


8,980.06 


Elementary 


20,083.61 


Junior High 


8,861.13 



Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds : 

High 13,088.77 

Elementary and Junior High 39,192.80 

Health : 

High 3,931.37 

Amount Carried Forward $674,800.32 $695,720.15 

120 



Amount Brought Forward $674,800.32 $695,720.15 



Elementary 


3,758.09 


Junior High 


3,917.14 


Library : 




High 


150.30 


Elementary 


1,341.40 


Junior High 


514.74 


Athletic Fund 


5,093.77 




$689,575.76 


Balance to Revenue 


6,144.39 



$695,720.15 $695,720.15 



ARTICLE 16— STATE AIDED VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 





Cr. 








Appropriation 


Dr. 






$ 2,020.00 


Wages, Teachers' 

Other Employees 
Other 


ie 


$ 


1,725.00 

145.00 

7.39 




Balance to Revem 


$ 


1,877.39 
142.61 





$ 2,020.00 $ 2,020.00 

ARTICLE 10, 1955— NEW HIGH SCHOOL 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 75,763.76 

Loan 1,690,000.00 

Dr. 

Clerk of Works $ 7,800.00 

Construction 995,850.95 

Amount Carried Forward $1,003,650.95 $1,765,763.76 

121 



Amount Brought Fomvard 

Landscaping 
Architects 
Equipment 
Telephone 


$1,003,650.95 

13,131.90 

20,932.22 

474.79 

220.31 


Balance to 1957 


$1,038,410.17 
727,353.59 



$1,765,763.76 $1,765,763.76 



ARTICLE 13— WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ADDITION 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 62,401.92 

Loan 145,000.00 

Refund 24.75 

Dr. 
Clerk of Works $ 3,270.00 

Construction 152,533.13 

Architects 3,458.08 

Furniture 5,295.10 



$164,556.31 
Balance to 1957 42,870.36 



$207,426.67 $207,426.67 

ARTICLE 14, 1955— SHAWSHEEN SCHOOL ADDITION 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 81,000.00 

Dr. 

Clerk of Works $ 830.00 

Construction 58,177,35 

Architect 2,723.50 

Furniture 3,586.56 

Advertising 185.15 

Amount Carried Forward $ 65,502.56 $ 81,000.00 

122 



Amount Brought Forward $ 65,502.56 $ 81,000.00 



$ 65,502.56 
Balance to 1957 15,497.44 



$ 81,000.00 $ 81,000.00 



ARTICLE 1, 1955— SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 7,500.00 

Dr. 

Architects $ 7,394.85 

Balance to 1957 105.15 



$ 7,500.00 $ 7,500.00 



SCHOOL CAFETERIAS 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 2,925.95 

Receipts in 1956 71,636.00 

Petty Cash Advances Refunds 60.00 

Dr. 

Salaries, Supervisors $ 6,753.00 

Wages, Cafeteria Assistants 17,134.48 

Groceries and Provisions 40,306.94 

Maintenance of Kitchens 5,628.27 

Transporting of Food 468.33 

Petty Cash Advances 60.00 

Telephone and All Other 258.89 



$ 70,609.91 
Balance to 1957 4,012.04 



$ 74,621.95 $ 74,621.95 



123 



PUNCHARD ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 



Cr. 








Balance from 1955 




$ 


548.75 


Receipts in 1956 






4,363.23 


Petty Cash Advance Refund 






100.00 


Refund 






16.70 


Dr. 








Salary, Director of Athletics 


$ 


75.00 




Officials at Games 




571.00 




Police and Janitors 




436.00 




Programs, Tickets and Ticket Selling 


• 436.15 




Equipment 




607.97 




Game Guarantees 




567.51 




Transportation and Meals 




1,019.22 




Laundry 




438.56 




Photographs 




300.70 




Petty Cash Advance 




100.00 




Telephone and All Other 




324.36 






$ 


4,876.47 




Balance to 1957 




152.21 






$ 


5,028.68 $ 


5,028.68 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 43,941.00 

Dog Tax Refund 2,524.60 

Income from Investments 2,900.00 

Refunds 13.62 

Dr. 
Salaries : 

Librarian $ 5,071.00 

Assistants 23,307.82 

Treasurer 100.00 

Amount Carried Forward $ 28,478.82 $ 49,379.22 

124 



Amount Brought Forward $ 28,478.82 $ 49,379.22 



Janitors 


3,714.67 


Books and Periodicals 


8,804.16 


Binding 


1,173.66 


Fuel 


985.74 


Lawrence Electric Company 


974.07 


Buildings and Maintenance 


1,724.90 


Janitor's Supplies 


598.20 


Office Maintenance 


2,371.09 


Travel 


198.43 


All Other 


258.51 




$ 49,282.25 


Balance to Revenue 


96.97 



$ 49,379.22 $ 49,379.22 



AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 840.00 

Dr. 

Rent for Quarters $ 840.00 



$ 840.00 $ 840.00 



VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS QUARTERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 720.00 

Dr. 

Rent for Quarters $ 720.00 



$ 720.00 $ 720.00 
125 



DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS QUARTERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 480.00 

Dr. 
Rent for Quarters $ 480.00 



480.00 $ 480.00 



PATRIOTIC HOLIDAYS 
Cr. 



Appropriation 


Dr. 






$ 1,540.00 


Bands 




$ 


654.60 




Flags and Markers 






293.30 




Wreaths and Sprays 






107.00 




Entertainment 






95.00 




Refreshments and Other 






157.85 






§ 


1,307.75 


Balance to Revenue 




232.25 





$ 1,540.00 $ 1,540.00 



CIVIL DEFENSE 
Cr. 



Balance from 1955 






1 


; 187.77 


Appropriation 
Refund 


Dr. 






3,625.00 
33.39 


Salary, Director 

Equipment 

Clothing 

Trasnportation 

Telephone and All Other 




$ 


600.00 
923.83 
759.50 
391.58 
109.56 




Balance to 1957 




2,784.47 
1,061.69 






3,846.16 $ 3,846.16 




126 









DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 500.00 

Dr. 
Damages to Persons & Property $ 84.25 

Balance to Revenue 415.75 



500.00 $ 500.00 



INSURANCE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 20,000.00 

Dr. 
Insurance $ 19,960.01 

Balance to Revenue 39.99 



$ 20,000.00 $ 20,000.00 



EUGENE V. LOVELY PENSION 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 2,354.00 

Dr. 

Eugene V. Lovely Pension $ 2,354.00 



? 2,354.00 $ 2,354.00 



TOWN REPORTS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,897.60 

Dr. 

Printing Town Reports $ 1,897.60 



$ 1,897.60 $ 1,897.60 
127 



TOWN SCALES 






Cr. 

Appropriation 






$ 200.00 | 


Dr. 

Salary Public Weigher 
Repairs 


$ 


100.00 
28.45 




Balance to Revenue 


$ 


128.45 
71.55 




$ 


200.00 


8 200.00 1 


ARTICLE 8, 1946— HISTORY OF ANDOVER 1 
UP TO AND INCLUDING WORLD WAR II 

1 

Balance from 1955 $ 1,800.00 


Dr. 

Writing of History 
Balance to 1957 


$ 


1,000.00 
800.00 





$ 1,800.00 $ 1,800.00 



ARTICLE 19— ESTABLISHING DEVELOPMENT AND 
INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 500.00 

Dr. 

Stationery, Maps and Postage $ 68.10 

Balance to 1957 431.90 



$ 500.00 $ 500.00 

128 



ARTICLE 15, 1953— PURCHASE AND DEVELOP 

PARKING AREAS 
Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 9,500.00 

Dr. 
Purchase of Land $ 5,500.00 

Balance to 1957 4,000.00 



$ 9,500.00 $ 9,500.00 



ARTICLE 25— PAY INCREASES 
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 2,000.00 

Dr. 
Pay Increases, Labor $ 1,395.00 

Balance to Revenue 605.00 



$ 2,000.00 $ 2,000.00 



ADMINISTRATION AND OFFICE 
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 





Cr. 






Appropriation 






$ 27,267.76 


Petty Cash Advance Refund 




100.00 




Dr. 






Salaries : 








Chairman, B. P. W. 




$ 300.00 




Superintendent 




5,764.00 




Engineer 




6,122.76 




Assistant Engineer 




4,143.00 




Clerks 




7,937.83 




Secretary 




150.00 




Office Maintenance 




1,403.81 





Amount Carried Forward $ 25,821.40 $ 27,367.76 

129 



Amount Brought Forward $ 25,821.40 $ 27,367.76 

Petty Cash Advance 100.00 

All Other 174.40 



$ 26,095.80 
Balance to Revenue 1,271.96 



$ 27,367.76 $ 27,367.76 

PARK DEPARTMENT 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 8,688.00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 6,713.06 

Equipment 707.39 

Maintenance of Grounds 1,017.90 



$ 8,438.35 
Balance to Revenue 249.65 



$ 8,688.00 $ 8,688.00 

ARTICLE 26— POWER LAWN MOWER 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,200.00 

Dr. 
Power Lawn Mower $ 1,015.28 

Balance to Revenue 184.72 



? 1,200.00 $ 1,200.00 

ARTICLE 26, 1955— ACQUIRE LAND ADJACENT TO 
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS YARD 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 1,500.00 

Dr. 
Purchase of Land $ 1,500.00 



$ 1,500.00 $ 1,500.00 
130 



ARTICLE 32— ACQUIRE LAND ADJACENT TO BOARD 
OF PUBLIC WORKS YARD 



Appropriation 
Purchase of Land 



Cr. 
Dr. 



$ 300.00 



$ 300.00 



$ 300.00 $ 300.00 



RECREATION 








Cr. 








Appropriation 








$ 13,820.00 


Refund 


Dr. 






1.00 


Playgrounds : 










Salaries, Instructors 




$ 


3,950.40 




Secretary 






125.00 




Wages, Labor 






452.77 




Repairs 






211.10 




Equipment 






866.19 




Miscellaneous Supplies 






257.65 




Entertainment 






766.97 




Transportation and All Other 




311.68 




Pomps Pond: 










Salaries, Lifeguards 






3,009.50 




Secretary 






125.00 




Wages, Matron and Police 




432.17 




Labor 






1,060.62 




Transportation 






905.00 




Repairs 






681.18 




Miscellaneous Supplies 


and all 


Other 376.89 






$ 


13,532.12 




Balance to Revenue 




288.88 





$ 13,821.00 $ 13,821.00 



131 



ARTICLE 29, 1951— IMPROVING BATHING AND 
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AT POMPS POND 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 2,300.00 

Dr. 

Labor $ 73.35 

Bulldozing 940.00 

Fuel Oil 11.72 



$ 1,025.07 
Balance to 1957 1,274.93 



$ 2,300.00 $ 2,300.00 



WATER DEPARTMENT 
Cr. 



Appropriation 




$ 71,358.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




3,500.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Assistant Engineer $ 


168.00 




Labor 


23,441.90 




Meters and Fittings 


4,792.89 




Equipment, Hardware and Tools 


7,083.72 




Tractor and Backhoe 


4,628.59 




Lawrence Electric Company 


18,107.76 




Coal, Range and Fuel Oil 


414.30 




Gravel and Tar Patch 


250.64 




Transportation 


407.19 




Office Maintenance 


790.16 




All Other 


433.51 




Maintenance of Pumping Station : 






Engineers 


10,670.72 




Coal 


1,251.98 





Amount Carried Forward $ 72.441.36 S 74,858.00 

132 



Amount Brought Fortvard $ 72,441.36 $ 74,858.00 

Lime and Chlorine 2,034.55 

Repairs on Pumping Equipment 242.03 



$ 74,717.94 
Balance to Reserve Fund 140.06 



$ 74,858.00 $ 74,858.00 



ARTICLE 4, 1955— MOTOR AND PUMP— 
HAGGETTS POND 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 4,989.50 

Dr. 

Motor and Pump $ 3,593.04 

Balance to Revenue 1,396.46 



$ 4,989.50 $ 4,989.50 



ARTICLE 5, 1955— INSTALL WATER MAIN— 
GLEASON STREET 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 5,000.00 

Dr. 

Labor $ 1,182.66 

Backhoe 1,799.38 

Pipe 1,890.94 



$ 4,872.98 
Balance to Revenue 127.02 



$ 5,000.00 $ 5,000.00 



133 



ARTICLE 24, 1954— ACQUISITION OF LAND OR 

BUILDING ON THE WATER SHED OF HAGGETTS 

POND AND FISH BROOK 

Cr. 

Balance from 1955 $ 2,500.00 

Dr. 
Blue Prints $ 3.75 

Balance to 1957 2,496.25 



$ 2,500.00 $ 2,500.00 

ARTICLE 29 —AUTOMOBILE FOR WATER AND SEWER 

DEPARTMENTS 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 2,000.00 

Dr. 
Automobile for Water and Sewer 

Departments $ 1,819.65 

Balance to Revenue 180.35 



$ 2,000.00 $ 2,000.00 

ARTICLE 30— CHLORINATOR 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1,500.00 

Dr. 
Chlorinator $ 1,090.00 

Balance to Revenue 410.00 



$ 1,500.00 $ 1,500.00 

ARTICLE 31— FLOURIDATION EQUIPMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 3,000.00 

Dr. 
Flouridation Equipment $ 1,180.00 

Balance to 1957 1,820.00 



$ 3,000.00 $ 3,000.00 

134 



ARTICLE 35— 


WATER EXTENSIONS 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 


$ 20,000.00 


Labor 




$ 539.67 


Contract Installing Water Main 


1,737.26 


Pipe 




7,523.22 


Backhoe 




357.00 


All Other 




133.28 




$ 10,290.43 


Balance to 1957 




$ 9,709.57 



$ 20,000.00 $ 20,000.00 



ARTICLE 37— RESERVOIR, ETC. —WOOD HILL 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 95,000.00 

Transfer from Surplus Revenue $100,000.00 

Dr. 



Engineers 




$ 5,962.47 


Labor 




5,880.61 


Pipe and Fittings 




34,881.71 


Backhoe 




8,100.75 


Equipment 




1,112.93 


Blasting 




964.40 


Tarvia, Cement and 


Gravel 


311.78 


All Other 




197.51 




$ 57,412.16 


Balance to 1957 


137,587.84 



$195,000.00 $195,000.00 
135 



ARTICLE 38— RESERVOIR AND IMPROVEMENTS TO 


HIGH LEVEL 


SYSTEM- 
Cr. 


-PROSPECT HILL 


Appropriation 




$ 18,000.00 


Transfer from Surplus 


3 Revenue 
Dr. 




40,000.00 


Engineers 




$ 2,909.03 




Labor 




38.15 




Pipe 




181.52 




Advertising 




5.00 







$ 


3,133.70 




Balance to 1957 


$ 


54,866.30 






58,000.00 


$ 58,000.00 


SPRING GROVE 


CEMETERY 




Cr. 








Appropriation 






$ 19,654.00 


Perpetual Care Income 






2,751.66 


Petty Cash Advance Refund 






10.00 


Dr. 








Salary, Superintendent 


$ 


3,551.88 




Clerk 




269.73 




Labor 




12,705.50 




Tarvia and Gravel 




675.04 




Containers 




599.85 




Trees, Seed and Loam 




234.42 




Equipment 




1,017.97 




Truck Maintenance 




299.56 




Office Maintenance 




228.18 




Petty Cash Advance 




10.00 




All Other 


$ 


79.70 






19,671.83 




Balance to Revenue 




2,743.83 





$ 22,415.66 $ 22,415.66 

136 



ARTICLE 18— POWER LAWN MOWER 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 650.00 

Dr. 
Power Lawn Mower $ 584.96 

Balance to Revenue 65.04 



$ 650.00 $ 650.00 

INTEREST 
Cr. 

Appropriation $ 32,788.52 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 3.98 

Dr. 
Interest School Bonds $ 32,792.50 



$ 32,792.50 $ 32,792.50 

MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS 
Cr. 

Loan Anticipation School Bond Issue $ 250,000.00 

Premium on School Bond Issue 1,021.65 

Maturing Debt 55,000.00 

Dr. 
Loan Anticipation 

School Bond Issue $ 250,000.00 

Premium on School Bond Issue 1,021.65 
Maturing Debt 55,000.00 



$ 306,021.65 $ 306,021.65 

Town Clerk's Dog Licenses 3,198.80 

Cemetery Perpetual Cares 43,463.00 

Income Cemetery Perpetual Cares 872.73 

Income Private Trust Funds 73.00 

Essex County Tax 63,024.84 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 5,956.61 

Amount Carried Fortvard $ 116,588.98 

137 



Amount Brought Forward % 110,588.98 

Retirement Fund 47,738.00 

Withholding Taxes 129,877.09 

U. S. Savings Bonds 6,637.50 

Blue Cross - Blue Shield 14,742.00 

United Fund 140.00 

Refunds 10,813.81 



Total Expenditures for 1956 83.835.347.84 

Cash on Hand - January 1, 1957 1,764,307.57 

Grand Total for 1956 $5,629,655.41 



RESERVE FUND 

Cr. 

Transfer from Overlay Surplus $ 25,000.00 

Transfer of Unexpended Balances 147.26 

Dr. 



Selectmen 


? 


76.63 


Election and Registration 




1,000.00 


Town Counsel 




368.45 


Police Department 




1,096.00 


Highway Department 




473.17 


Snow Removal and Sanding 




14,915.40 


Interest 




3.98 


Water Department 




3,500.00 




% 


21,433.63 


Balance to Overlay Surplus 


3,713.63 



$ 25,147.26 $ 25,147.26 
138 



TAXES 


1955 






Balance from 1955 


$ 


44,607.62 






Refunds 




130.78 






Real Estate Taxes 1956 




106.00 






Collected 






$ 


42,861.86 


Real Estate Taxes 1956 








43.77 


Tax Titles Taken 








434.65 


Abated 








1,279.16 


Balance to 1957 








224.96 




$ 


44,844.40 


$ 


44,844.40 


TAXES 


1956 






Commitments 


$1,488,919.14 






Refunds 




4,123.63 






Real Estate Taxes 1955 




43.77 






Collected 






$1,407,551.66 


Real Estate Taxes 1955 








106.00 


Tax Titles Added 








1,963.50 


Abated 








31,792.25 


Balance to 1957 








51,673.13 



$1,493,086.54 $1,493,086.54 



MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE TAXES 1954 

Balance from 1955 $ 235.31 

Collected $ 138.29 

Abated 97.02 



$ 



235.31 $ 



235.31 



MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE TAXES 1955 



Balance from 1955 
Commitments 
Refunds 
Collected 

Amount Carried Forward 



$ 4,455.66 

5,839.56 

444.41 

$ 10,739.63 



$ 9,572.01 



139 



Amount Brought Forward $ 10,739.63 $ 9,572.01 

Abated 1,108.91 

Balance to 1957 58.71 



$ 10,739.63 $ 10,739.63 



MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE TAXES 1956 

Commitments $ 191,185.23 

Refunds 4,302.95 

Collected $ 162,993.29 

Abated 11,809.31 

Balance to 1957 20,685.58 



$ 195,488.18 $ 195,488.18 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS PAID IN ADVANCE 

Commitments $ 666.97 

Collected $ 666.97 



666.97 $ 666.97 



UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1955 



Balance from 1955 


$ 54,428.96 




Commitments 


9,466.92 




Collected 


$ 


9,875.73 


Sewer 1955 




1,310.93 


Sewer Apportioned 




16,854.76 


Suspended Sewer 




14,920.96 


Sewer 1956 




20,188.30 


Abated 




745.20 



$ 63,895.88 $ 63,895.88 



140 



UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1956 

Comitment $ 8,822.95 

Collected $ 2,460.00 

Sewer Apportioned 587.10 

Balance to 1957 5,775.85 



$ 8,822.95 $ 8,822.95 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1955 

Balance from 1955 $ 30.46 

Unapportioned Sewer 1955 1,310.93 

Collected $ 1,341.39 



$ 1,341.39 $ 1,341.39 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1956 




Commitments 


$ 


2,223.54 




Unapportioned Sewer 1955 




20,188.30 




Unapportioned Sewer 1956 




2,460.00 




Refund 




104.12 




Collected 




? 


10,733.52 


Sewer Apportioned 






5,477.57 


Tax Titles Added 






205.10 


Abated 






689.02 


Balance to 1957 






7,870.75 



$ 24,975.96 $ 24,975.96 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1955 

Balance from 1955 $ 12.21 

Collected $ 12.21 

$ 12.21 $ 12.21 

141 



COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1956 



Commitment 


$ 


951.36 




Collected 




$ 


750.58 


Tax Titles Added 






5.77 


Abated 






25.25 


Balance to 1957 






169.76 



$ 951.36 $ 951.36 



SUSPENDED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 



Commitment 
Collected 



Balance from 1955 
Tax Titles Taken 
Tax Titles Added 
Redemptions 
Balance to 1957 



$ 10,339.37 $ 10,339.37 
DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1955 


$ 4,589.00 




Charges 


68,977.22 




Refunds 


1,413.65 




Estimated Receipts 


30.14 




Balance from 1955 


$ 


400.00 


Collected 




69,131.03 


Abated 




199.07 


Balance to 1957 


395.00 


5,674.91 



$ 75,405.01 $ 75,405.01 
142 



$ 324.00 


A kj 


1 




$ 


324.00 


$ 324.00 


5 


324.00 


TAX TITLES 






$ 7,523.23 






607.75 






2,208.39 








$ 


927.15 




$ 


9,412.22 



WATER RATES ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 

Balance from 1955 $ 50,895.52 

Commitments 97,205.09 

Refunds 82.92 

Audit Adjustments 5,557.36 

Collected $ 113,652.60 

Water Liens Added to Taxes 4,581.99 

Refund 6.00 

Audit Adjustments 5,739.36 

Balance to 1957 29,760.94 



$ 153,740.89 $ 153,740.89 



WATER SERVICES AND MISCELLANEOUS 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 






Balance from 1955 


$ 


121.37 






Charges 




1,914.95 






Refund 




2.90 






Collected 






9 


1,023.06 


Audit Adjustment 








31.87 


Balance to 1957 








984.29 



$ 2,039.22 $ 2,039.22 



WATER LIENS ADDED TO TAXES 1956 



Water Rates 


$ 


4,581.99 




Refunds 




70.85 




Collected 




? 


3,859.56 


Tax Title Added 






7.00 


Abated 






17.54 


Balance to 1957 






768.74 



$ 4,652.84 $ 4,652.84 



143 



OVERLAY 1955 



Balance from 1955 
Abatements 
Overlay Surplus 
Balance to 1957 



$ 13,405.45 



$ 1,279.16 

11,901.33 

224.96 



$ 13,405.45 $ 13,405.45 



OVERLAY 1956 



Overlay 1956 
Abatements 
Revenue 
Balance to 1957 



$ 82,239.64 



$ 31,792.25 
30,152.00 
20,295.39 



$ 82,239.64 $ 82,239.64 



OVERLAY SURPLUS 

Balance from 1955 

Overlay 1955 

Reserve Fund Unexpended Balances 

Reserve Fund $ 25,000.00 

Balance to 1957 33,003.46 



? 



42,388.50 

11,901.33 

3,713.63 



$ 58,003.46 $ 58,003.46 



SURPLUS REVENUE 

Balance from 1955 

Tax Title Revenue 

Old Age Assistance Recoveries 

Aid to Dependent Children Recovery 

Unexpended Appropriation Balances 

Audit Adjustments 

Refunds 

Revenue 

Article 23 - Chapter 90 

Construction $ 30,000.00 



$ 453,997.70 

927.15 

3,815.32 

6.31 

62,851.27 

875.58 

107.52 

369,134.06 



Amount Carried Forward 



$ 30,000.00 $ 891,714.91 



144 



Amount Brought Forward $ 30,000.00 $ 891,714.91 

Article 37 - Reservoir, etc. Wood 

Hill 100,000.00 

Article 38 - Reservoir and Im- 
provements Prospect Hill 40,000.00 

Article - 77 Shawsheen School 

Addition 7,000.00 



Article 2 - Sewer - 
Ballardvale 


Andover Street 


7,200.00 


Tax Titles Taken 




434.65 


Tax Titles Added 




1,963.50 


Revenue 1956 (To reduce 1956 
Tax Rate) 


60,000.00 


Balance to 1957 




645,116.76 



$ 891,714.91 $ 891,714.91 



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Report of the 
Trustees of Punchard Free School 



Year Ending December 31, 1956 

PRINCIPAL FUND 

January 1, 1956 

Cash in Banks $26,270.57 

Real Estate Mortgages 20,710.05 

Bonds at Book Value 30,019.38 



December 31, 1956 

Cash in Banks $26,724.65 

Real Estate Mortgages 20,255.97 

Bonds at Book Value 30,019.28 



INCOME ACCOUNT 

January 1, 1956 Cash on Hand $ 7,804.52 
Interest and 

Dividends Rec'd. 2,495.36 



Expenditures 

Safe Deposit Box $ 


11.00 


Treasurer's Bond 


25.00 


E. E. Hammond - Salary 


200.00 


Expenditures for Punchard 




Library, Commercial Dept. 


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Manual Training Dept., 




Transportation, etc. 


3,132.81 


December 31, 1956 — Cash on Hand 


6,931.07 



$77,000.00 



$77,000.00 



$10,299.88 



$10,299.88 



148 



GOLDSMITH FUND 

Jan. 1, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $ 337.05 
Interest Received 10.19 



347.24 
Prizes Awarded 10.00 



Dec. 31, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $ 337.24 



DRAPER FUND 

Jan. 1, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $1,521.58 
Interest Received 45.98 



Dec. 31, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $1,567.56 



BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $ 30.30 

Dividends Received 40.00 

Interest Received .30 



$ 70.60 
Prizes Awarded 40.00 



Dec. 31, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $ 30.60 



CHAPIN FUND 

Jan. 1, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $2,257.13 
Interest Received 67.31 



$2,324.44 
Scholarship Awarded 60.00 



Dec. 31, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $2,264.44 

149 



RESERVE FUND 

Jan. 1, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank 84,219.17 
Interest Received 127.52 



Dec. 31, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank 84,346.69 

HENRY WARREN BARNARD & 

MABEL PARADISE BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank 81,110.35 
Interest Received 33.56 



Dec. 31, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $1,143.91 



ELIZABETH T. GUTTERSON SCHOLARSHIP 

Jan. 1, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $1,032.60 
Interest Received 30.75 



81,063.35 
Scholarship Awarded 30.00 



Dec. 31, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $1,033.35 



M. E. GUTTERSON BOTANY PRIZES 

Jan. 1, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank § 317,87 
Interest Received 9.47 



$ 327.34 
Prizes Awarded 8.00 



Dec. 31, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $ 319.34 



150 



ALICE M. BELL FUND 

Jan. 1, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $1,028.99 
Interest Received 31.08 



Dec. 31, 1956 Cash in Savings Bank $1,060.07 



Respectfully submitted, 

Edmond E. Hammond 

Treasurer 

This is to certify that the securities belonging to the Trus- 
tees of Punchard Free School and the income accruing 
therefrom have been checked and found to be correct. 

The remaining items in the above account are examined 
by the Town Accountant. 

C. Carleton Kimball 

Harry Sellars 



151 



Report of 
Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 



Cash January 1, 1956 $ 5,860.98 

Income from Investments, Savings 

Banks, Contributions, etc. 2,650.41 

2M U. S. Savings "G" Bonds due 12/1/56 2,000.00 



$10,511.39 



Safe Deposit Box Rental $ 12.50 

Surety Bond for Treasurer 25.00 

Town of Andover Deficiency 1956 2,900.00 

5M Sinclair Oil 4 3/8ths 1986 5,260.50 



$ 8,198.00 
Balance December 81, 1956 $ 2,313.39 

Leo F. Daley 
Treasurer 



152 



JOHN CORNELL WOOD AND COAL FUND 

Principal Fund, 



Andover Savings Bank, #13259 
Essex Savings Bank, Lawrence #82865 
Broadway Savings Bank, Lawrence #13403 
City Inst. Savings Bank, Lowell #69782 
The Central Savings Bank, Lowell #21760 



Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 1st. 1956 
Interest received during 1956 



Expenditures 
December 20, 1956 - Cross Coal Co. 

Balance on hand January 1st, 1957 

Respectfully submitted, 



$1,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 

$5,000.00 



$1,082.46 
152.50 

$1,234.96 



$ 29.50 
$1,205.46 



Edward P. Hall, Chairman 
Fred E. Cheever, Treasure?* 



Arthur W. Cole 



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165 



Andover Contributory 
Board of Retirement Report 



To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

The Town of Andover Contributory Board of Retirement 
herewith submits the following report for the year 1956: 
Cash on Hand, January 1, 1956 $ 6,386.46 

Receipts : 

Appropriations : 

Town Pension Fund $ 45,708.00 

Andover Housing Authority 406.00 

Expense Fund 2,030.00 



Members Contributions 


26,322.61 


Bonds Sold 


23,923.84 


Interests on Investments 


9,493.21 


Refunds 


22.08 




$107,905.74 


Expenditures : 




Retirement Allowances 


$ 58,793.51 


Investments 


45,914.41 


Accrued Interest on Investments 339.36 


Refunds 


4,014.11 


Office Maintenance : 




Salaries, Accountant 


250.00 


Clerk 


1,508.00 



Office Supplies, Postage & Other 245.13 

$111,064.52 



Cash on Hand, January 1, 1957 $ 3,227.68 

166 



Statement of Assets and Liabilities 

Assets 

Cash, Bay State Merchants Bank $ 3,227.68 

Investments : 

Bank Stocks 30,476.00 

Government Bonds 60,358.46 

Railroad Bonds 63,593.19 

Telephone Bonds 51,813.62 

Public Utility Bonds 73,522.56 

Industrial Bonds 10,229.52 

Interest Due and Accrued, December 31, 1956 2,194.76 



$295,415.79 



Liabilities 

Annuity Savings Fund $198,320.71 

Special Fund Military Service 2,980.86 

Annuity Reserve Fund 50,899.03 

Pension Fund 43,139.61 

Expense Fund 75.58 



$295,415.79 



The required appropriation by the Town for 1957 is, Pen- 
sion Fund, $50,270.00; Office Maintenance, $2,299.00. 

During the year twenty six employees were taken into 
the system. Three members were retired. Nine members in 
the system left the employ of the Town and one died. One 
pensioner died. 

On December 31, 1956 there were one hundred and fifty 
four active and six inactive members and forty one on re- 
tirement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George C. Napier, Chairman 
David L. Nicoll, Secretary 
Edmond E. Hammond 

Board of Retirement 

167 



Treasurer's Report 

Receipts and payments for the year were as follows 

Balance Januray 1, 1956 $ 875,523.07 

Receipts 4,754,132.34 



$5,629,655.41 
Payments 3,865,347.84 



Balance December 31, 1956 $1,764,307.57 

Of the above receipts, $2,085,000 represented money bor- 
rowed for schools. 

Disbursements were in accordance with 103 Selectmen's 
Warrants. About 24300 checks were issued, an increase of 
4600 over 1955. Two checking accounts are now used, one 
for payroll and one for accounts payable. 

Included in the above totals were $129,877.09 tax with- 
holdings from the pay of 417 persons, about three quarters 
being regular employees. Payroll deductions for the pur- 
chase of United States Savings Bonds amounted to 
$6,704.48, for United Fund Contributions $140.00 and for 
Blue Cross - Blue Shield dues $14,742.00. Parking Meter 
receipts were $11,358.62. Tax Titles amounted to $9,412.22. 

Surplus funds invested in United States Treasury Bills 
and Certificates of Deposit earned $35,485.55. 

Cemetery perpetual care and other trust funds, as well as 
those of the Retirement Board, all in the Treasurer's custo- 
dy, are listed on other pages of this report. 

This report is a combination of receipts and disburse- 
ments during the period of my predecessor, Mr. Eaton, 
from January 1, 1956 to March 8, 1956, when I became 
Treasurer, and from that date to the end of the year. 

I wish to thank all those, with whom I have had the plea- 
sure to work this year, for their understanding and co- 
operation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Anna M. Greeley, Treasurer 

168 



Town Debt 



AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 1957 



DETAIL OF PAYMENTS BY YEARS 



Year 



Elementary 
Schools 

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High 
School 

2.20% 



West 
School 

2.20% 



Totals 






1957 


$ 55,000. 


$ 105,000. 


$ 30,000. 


$ 190,000. 


1958 


55,000. 


105,000. 


30,000. 


190,000. 


1959 


55,000. 


105,000. 


30,000. 


190.000. 


1960 


55,000. 


105,000. 


30,000. 


190,000. 


1961 


55,000. 


105,000. 


25,000. 


185,000. 


1962 


50,000. 


105,000. 




155,000. 


1963 


50,000. 


105,000. 




155,000. 


1964 


50,000. 


105,000. 




155,000. 


1965 


50,000. 


100,000. 




150,000. 


1966 


50,000. 


100,000. 




150,000. 


1967 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1968 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1969 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1970 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1971 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1972 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1973 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1974 




100,000. 




100,000. 


1975 




95,000. 




95,000. 


1976 




5,000. 




5,000. 



Totals $525,000 $1,940,000. $145,000. $2,610,000. 

$150,000. Water Drainage bonds have been authorized 
but not issued. 



169 



Report of Tax Collector 



POLL TAXES 

Year Collected Abated 

1956 1956 

1956 $ 7,978.00 *$ 1,378.00 

*Of this amount: 

Abatements to Men over 65 years $920.00 
Abatements to Men in Armed Services 302.00 



Outstanding 
Jan. 1, 1957 
None 



PERSONAL TAXES 



Year 


Collected 


Abated 


Outstanding 




1956 


1956 


Jan. 1, 1957 


1955 


$ 3,434.61 


$ 1,035.36 


$ 224.93 


1956 


159,542.95 


950.40 


4,753.29 




REAL ESTATE 




Year 


Collected 


Abated 


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1956 


1956 


Jan. 1, 1957 


1955 


$ 39,427.29 


$ 287.53 


None 


1956 


1,240,030.67 


**29,420.12 


$46,966.34 


**Of this amount: 








Veterans' Exemptions 


$22,896.37 




MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE 




Year 


Collected 


Abated 


Outstanding 




1956 


1956 


Jan. 1, 1957 


1954 


$ 138.29 


$ 97.02 


None 


1955 


9,572.01 


1,108.91 


$ 58.71 


1956 


162,993.29 


11,786.63 


20,688.58 



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MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIONS 

Water Liens $ 3,859.56 

Sewer Assessments 21,950.64 

Sewer Assessments Paid in Advance 990.97 

Committed Interest 762.79 

Interest 1,698.52 



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172 



Assessors' Report 



Number of Polls assessed 4,644 

Number of Persons assessed 4,114 
Valuation — personal prop. $ 2,750,534.00 



Valuation — real 


21,906,050.00 


$24,656,584.00 






Tax on polls 


9,288.00 




Tax on personal prop. 


165,032.04 




Tax on real estate 


1,314,363.00 


$ 1,488,683.04 


Apportioned Sewer 


23,699.44 




Committed interest 


951.36 





Abatements :- 

Poll taxes 1,378.00 

Personal property 950.40 

Real Estate 29,420.12 

Rate of Taxation per $1,000 - $60.00 



Number of assessed :- 




Horses 


59 


Cows 


455 


Yearlings, bulls and heifers 


175 


Swine 


236 


Sheep 


82 


Fowl 


37,494 


All others 


538 


No. of acres assessed 


16,666zb 


No. of dwellings assessed 


3,893 


No. of vehicles assessed 


6,272 


Assessed valuation $ 


3,988,888.00 


Excise 


191,165,61 


Abatements 


11,786.00 


Rate per $1,000 - $54.43 





173 



Additional Assessments 

Number of polls assessed 28 

Number of persons assessed 1 

(real & personal) 
Valuation - personal prop. 800 

Valuation - real estate 
Tax on polls $56.00 

Tax on personal prop. 81.90 

Tax on real estate 
Number of acres assessed 

Real Estate Exempt from Taxation - Chapter 59, Section 5 
Clause 1 - Property of United States $ 89,000 

Clause 2 - Property of the Commonwealth 

of Massachusetts 68,450 

Clause 3 - Property of Educational Corp. 4,687,375 

Property of Charitable Corp. 16,775 

Property of Benevolent Corp. 19,200 

Clause 11 - House of Religious Worship 194,825 

Parsonages 36,850 

Clause 12 - Cemeteries 77,175 

Andover Housing Authority 100,300 

Number of acres exempt 1598.90 ± 

Land of low value 37.30 ± acres 2,225 



Respectfully submitted, 



Stafford A. Lindsay 
William V. Emmons 
Sidney P. White 



174 



MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AND PUBLIC 
IMPROVEMENTS 





Land and 


Equip, and 


Total 




Buildings 


other prop. 


Town Hall 


$ 115,900 


$ 15,150 


$ 131,050 


Shaw Property 


12,000 




12,000 


Fire Department 


89,100 


60,000 


149,100 


Police Department 


600 


4,000 


4,600 


Schools 


2,754,750 


82,000 


2,836,750 


Library 


212,000 


40,000 


252,000 


Water Department 


140,075 


1,350,030 


1,490,105 


Sewer Department 


13,200 


773,095 


786,295 


Highway Department 


26,200 


87,000 


113,200 


Parks & Playgrounds 


70,300 


6,200 


76,500 


Tree & Moth Dept. 




10,000 


10,000 


Infirmary 


80,300 


1,500 


82,800 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


36,250 


1,125 


37,475 


Weights & Measures 




350 


350 


Town Scales 




500 


500 


Old School Houses 


47,750 




47,750 


Punchard School Fund 




83,911 


83,911 


Memorial Hall Investment Funds 




88,821 


88,821 


Pomp Pond Bathing Beach 


7,050 


300 


7,350 


Beacon & Lowell St. - land 


1,000 




1,000 


Burnham Road 


2,500 




2,500 


Indian Ridge - land 


1,000 




1,000 


Rear Red Spring Rd. 


400 




400 


Woodland - West District 


275 




275 


Carmel Woods - land 


12,000 




12,000 


Main & Dwight Sts. 


5,000 




5,000 


Public Dump land site 


2,800 




2,800 


Tax title possessions 


2,375 




2,375 


TOTALS 


$3,632,925 


$2,604,982 


$6,237,907 



175 



Board of Public Welfare 



The Board of Public Welfare submits the following re- 
port for the year 1956. 

Under the Old Age Assistance program, we added twenty- 
four cases to our rolls and dropped forty-one. We had thirty 
eight applications, fourteen of which were found to be in- 
eligible. On January 1, 1956, we had one hundred and forty- 
eight cases, and at the close of the year, one hundred thirty- 
one. This is the smallest case load since 1937, and it is par- 
tially due to the increase in retirement benefits under the 
Social Security Law, and to the responsibility of children to 
support their parents. The application of the lien law on 
real estate has also reduced applications. 

At the present time, we are aiding seven families under 
the Aid to Dependent Children category. In three of these 
families the children are cared for by relatives other than 
their parents, and in the other four by mothers — due to the 
failure of the fathers to provide support. 

Disability Assistance has remained about the same, al- 
though at the close of the year, we had several new applica- 
tions. We are now aiding seven cases. Costs in this category 
fluctuate more than in other forms of relief, due to unex- 
pected medical expenses. 

Although the cost of living has increased in welfare fa- 
milies, like our own expenses, and all budgets were increas- 
ed 5.8<Tf, our appropriation for 1957 for the four forms of 
assistance covered by this department will be reduced by 
about $8,000.00. 



176 



We would also like to call your attention to the fact that 
although we will appropriate about $93,000.00 to cover all 
categories, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will return 
about $51,000.00 for their share, money which will go into 
Free Cash. 

At this time, Ave wish to thank all citizens and private 
organizations who have assisted our department, and con- 
tributed to the welfare of our citizens. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Sidney P. White, Chairman 
Stafford A. Lindsay 
W t illiam V. Emmons 



Arthur W. Cole, Welfare Agent 



177 



Report of Trustees of Spring Grove 

Cemetery 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit their An- 
nual Report for the year of 1956. 

During the year we sold 21 lots and had 77 internments. 
All lots now sold are placed under perpetual care so that the 
appearance of the cemetery can be properly maintained in 
the future. We received and turned over to the Town Trea- 
surer $3463 from these lots sales for deposit with our perpe- 
tual care funds. We now have a total of $122056 deposited 
in various trust funds under our control. 

We received $3626 from the sale of lots, care of lots, sale 
of vaults, monument foundations and other services render- 
ed by us. We also received $2751 in income from the trust 
funds under our control. From these sources a total of 
$6377 was returned to the Town during the year. Because 
of this although $19654 was appropriated for our use at the 
town meeting, the actual cost of operating the Cemetery 
was reduced to $13277. 

We have continued our program of improvements to 
make the Cemetery better in appearance and more con- 
venient for our lot owners. We installed 728 feet of new 
water extensions and put additional faucets on many of the 
existing lines. A small nursery has been started to provide 
replacements for our shrubs and trees in the future. As 
these can be grown by us at very little cost beyond that of 
the purchasing of the small plants a substantial future sav- 
in gcan be made by doing this. 



178 



Our permanent hot top road was extended 375 feet and 
our plans for the coming year provide for the completion 
of this road so it will circle the entire cemetery. The con- 
struction of the road connecting the two sides of the ceme- 
tery across the railroad cut has been continued as material 
was available. We feel this will be finished in about two 
more years. An excavation has been made and the founda- 
tion placed for an extension to our present garage. 

Fred E. Cheever, Chairman 
Albert E. Curtis, Secretary 
Malcolm E. Lundgren 
William D. McIntyre 
Irving J. W t hitcomb 
Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 



179 



Office of Veterans' Service 



During the last few months the Veterans Administration 
has made the most drastic change in twenty years, in the 
field of compensations and pensions. Public Law 881, Sur- 
vivor Benefit Act, was signed by President Eisenhower on 
August 1, 1956. A new schedule of benefits is offered to 
widows, orphans and dependent parents and it is a highly 
complex law under which some recipients will gain while 
others will lose. Since seventy-five percent of our perma- 
nent Veteran Benefit cases are widows or dependent pa- 
rents, it is difficult at this time to properly evaluate the ef- 
fect the new legislation will have on our rolls. The new 
Social Security Benefit now allowing widows monetary as- 
sistance at the age of sixty-two will reduce our total expen- 
ditures in this category but most of the permanent cases 
will still remain on our rolls as we shall supplement Social 
Security awards up to the budget prescribed by the Com- 
missioner of Veterans' Services. After July 1, 1957, many 
of our permanently disabled veterans, now drawing pension 
or compensation may be eligible (after age 55) to apply 
for the Social Security Disability Benefit. The standards 
for total disability under the Social Security law vary a 
great deal from the adjudication of the same degree of dis- 
ability under the laws of the Veterans Administration. For 
this reason, this particular benefit may not have too great 
an effect on our cases this year. Another change in the fe- 
deral laws pertains to the elimination of the Indemnity 
("Free") insurance given to men in the armed services. 
After January 1, 1957, all servicemen must pay for the in- 
surance as they are now under the protection of the Social 
Security law. These changes in the above laws and their di- 
rect results on our budget will not be known for at least six 
or seven months. 



180 



The case load for the year was : — Allotments and allow- 
ances 90; Bonus Applications 137; Photostatic Copies of 
Discharges 342; Employment 68; Housing 48; Social Se- 
curity 43; Burials 26; Compensation 16; Insurance 88; 
Hospitalization 55; VA Loans 28; Medical and Dental 51; 
Education and Job Training 73 ; Pensions 95 ; Vital Statis- 
tics 104 and Miscellaneous Categories 342. 

The increase in the number of hospital cases and the ever 
rising cost of medicine, physician's fees etc. have and will 
continue to account for a large part of our direct aid to vet- 
erans and their dependents. 

During the year there were 26 deaths : Spanish War 1 ; 
World-War-One 12; World War-Two 7; Widows receiving 
Veteran Benefits 5; Dependent Parent 1. Five received 
State Burial Allowance. 

Employment has been good and we have had few cases 
because of lack of work. Sickness and hospitalization of the 
wage earner are the two factors which have kept our case 
load above normal. 

We wish to thank all local Veteran Organizations, the 
Red Cross Chapter, local charitable organizations and the 
Board of Selectmen for their ever ready support and co- 
operation. Their efforts are deeply appreciated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sidney P. White, Chairman 
Stafford A. Lindsay, Secretar : :j 
Dr. William V. Emmons 

Francis P. Markey, Agent 
Office of Veterans' Services 



181 



Patriotic Holiday Committee 



MEMORIAL DAY 

This day was celebrated in the traditional and customary 
manner and for the third time within the last four years, 
the marchers encountered rainy weather. A unique and ad- 
ded feature of the parade was the contingent of service men 
from the faculty and personnel of Phillips Academy and 
we hope this unit will be a regular attraction from now on. 
Five hundred and eighty-five graves were decorated with 
flags and units from all the veteran organizations paid tri- 
bute at all Andover Cemeteries. 

VETERANS DAY 

The observance of this holiday did not come up to the 
proportions our committee had anticipated. With the change 
in the name from Armistice Day, it was the hope that vet- 
erans of all wars would take a more active part in the cere- 
monies this year. Perhaps as the years roll on the younger 
men will fully realize their obligations and then and only 
then will Veterans Day be given the respect justly due. 
Flags were placed on every veteran grave just as they were 
on Memorial Day. 

FLAG DAY 

Each child from kindergarten age through grade four 
were given a small bunting flag about 5/ 2 x 4 inches and the 
school teachers explained the significance of the flag and 
what it represents. It is our hope that the youngsters will 
come to respect the flag and to ask their parents to display 
it at their homes more often than it is now. 



182 



ARMED FORCES DAY 

Our committee will make no provsions for participation 
in this day, as the interest both on the part of the armed 
forces and the townspeople seems to be on the wane. We 
shall continue to cooperate with the personnel of the armed 
services who visit our town, but no appropriation will be 
set aside as in the past years. 

We deeply appreciate the efforts of all veteran organiza- 
tions for their continued support of our program and it is 
only through their cooperation that the proper observance 
of any of these holidays is possible. 

Joseph L. Monan, Commander, Post No. 2127 V. F. W. 

Raymond Pellerin, Commander, Chapter No. 18 DAV 

Douglas W. Hutcheson, Commander, Post No. 8 A. L. 

Eileen Parent, Commander, All Women's Post 

No. U27 A. L. 

Francis P. Markey, Veterans' Service Agent 



183 



Eighth Annual Report of the 
Andover Housing Authority 



Nineteen hundred and fifty-six was the sixth full year of 
occupancy of the Andover Housing Project 200-1. 

The maintenance work of the Project this year was to 
repair and repaint as many apartments as possible. New 
trees were purchased to replace ones that had died. Grounds 
and shrubs were trimmed and many other small repairs 
to all buildings were made. Refrigerator units have been 
repplaced in three apartments plus a great number of 
switches and servcie units on stoves. It is hoped that this 
next year we can have two apartments fixed that have been 
overheating because of a chimney going through them. 

Notice has been received from the State Housing Board 
that elderly persons and non-veterans can be admitted into 
the Project when all veterans of low income have been taken 
care of. 

There was a turn-over of only three apartments this year 
with approximately 132 children in the 56 apartments of the 
Project. 

This year the term of Mr. Garrett Burke, State Housing 
Board's member of the Authority, expired and Mr. Edward 
Johnston was named by the State Housing Board as their 
member for five years. 

The payment to the Town of Andover in lieu of taxes for 
the year 1956 was $1,876.00. 

The members and staff of the Andover Housing Authori- 
ty as of December 31, 1956 are as follows: 

George Noury, Vice-Chairman 

Thomas Wallace, Treasurer 

Roy A. Russell, Ass't Treasurer 

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Thomas Eldred, Ass't Secretary 

Edward Johnston, Member 

Ernest N. Hall, Executive Director and Project Secretary 

James E. Manning, Manager 

A balance sheet and statement of operations for the period 
ending December 31 is attached. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ernest N. Hall, Executive Director 

BALANCE SHEET 
December 31, 1956 

ASSETS 

Cash— Andover Savings Bank 2%% 7,292.72 

Essex Savings Bank 2%% 3,129.31 

Administration Fund 16,940.68 

Security Deposit Fund 830.00 



$ 28,192.71 
Accounts Receivable - Tenants 191.00 

Debt Service 

Fund - 2nd Bk. - State St. Tr. Co. 9,274.01 
Debt Service Trust Fund 

2nd Bk. - St. St. Tr. Co. 737.90 



1,011.91 

Investment - 

Debt Service Trust Fund - 2nd Bank - State 1,000.00 

Prepaid Insurance 1,783.09 

Development Costs 626,000.00 

Less : Devel. Cost Liquidation 42,000.00 



584,000.00 
Total Assets $625,178.71 

185 



LIABILITIES, RESERVES, & SURPLUS 

Liabilities 

Income Tax Withholdings $ 43.67 

Pension Fund Deductions 17.00 

Accrued PILOT 280.00 

Matured Interest & Principal 11,349.58 



Tenants' Security Deposits 
Tenants' Prepaid Rents 
Bonds Authorized 

Less: Bonds Retired 


626,000.00 
42,000.00 


$11,690.25 

830.00 
239.50 



584,000.00 



Reserves 

Debt Service Reserve 9,457.01 

Unamorized Bond Prem. 1,737.90 

Reduction of Annual Contribution 266.82 
Operating Reserve 

(See Schedule #2) 11,386.86 



22,848.59 

619,608.34 

Surplus - Current Year 5,570.37 



Total Liabilities, Reserves, & Surplus $625,178.71 



186 



Board of Appeals Report 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

The Board of Appeals under the Zoning By-Law of the 
Town of Andover has the following members: James S. 
Eastham, chairman, term expiring May 1, 1958; Hugh Bul- 
lock, Secretary, term expiring May 1, 1959; Edward P. 
Hall, term expiring May 1, 1957; and three associate mem- 
bers, Leon A. Field, Alfred W. Fuller and Walter C. Tom- 
linson, all of whose terms expire May 1, 1957. 

During the year 1956, the twenty-first year of the Zoning 
By-Law, the Board decided thirty-seven cases as follows : 

Petition of John M. Birdsall, Jr. and Dorothy R. Birdsall, 
decided on January 16, for a variance to permit the leasing 
of rooms on the ground floor of an apartment house at 115 
Main Street for the carrying on of a real estate business. 

Denied 

Petition of Ulisse DeRosa and Anna DeRosa, decided on 
January 16, for a variance to permit a garage addition at 
15 Lowell Street. Granted 

Petition of Louis Spector and Mildred C. Spector, decided 
on January 16, for a variance to permit a subdivision of 
land at 26 Washington Avenue. Denied 

Petition of Arthur G. Chamberlain, decided on January 
16, for permission to remove for sale sand and gravel from 
land on the northwest side of River Road. Granted 

Petition of George Stevens decided on January 16, for a 
permit to remove for sale excess materials consisting of 
sand and gravel from land being developed in an area bet- 
ween Lowell Junction and the Tewksbury and Wilmington 
town lines. Granted 

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Petition of Acme Concrete, Inc., decided on January 23, 
to germit the carrying on of an industry for mixing con- 
crete and making concrete castings on property at the foot 
of Fletcher Street. Denied (2 tol) 

Petition of Amelia M. Paparella, decided on February 8, 
for a variance to permit an undertaking parlor at 68 Elm 
Street. Denied 

Petition of Charles J. Lundergan, decided on February 
27, for a permit to convert a single residence at 40 High 
Street into a two-apartment house. Granted 

Petition of Emile Sigouin and Lucinda Sigouin, decided 
on February 27, for a permit to convert a single residence 
at 165 Argilla Road into a two-apartment house. Granted 

Petition of Douglas M. Dunbar, decided on February 27, 
for a variance to permit a dentist's office at 11 Locke Street. 

Denied 

Petition of William L. Rich, decided on February 27, for 
permission to remove for sale sand and gravel from land at 
Pole Hill, Ballardvale off Tewksbury Street. Denied 

Petition of Richard D. Lindsay, decided on March 12, 
for permission to maintain an animal hospital on the north 
side of Lowell Street near Cutler Road. Granted 

Petition of Mason F. Arnold, decided on March 12, for a 
permit to operate an automobile repair shop and service 
station at 15 Post Office Avenue. Granted 

Petition of Trustees of Phillips Academy, decided on 
March 26, for permission to change into two apartments 
the second and third floors of a building at 16 School Street. 

Granted 



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Petition of Frederick E. Allen, decided on May 15, for a 
variance to permit a funeral home at 109 Main Street. 

Denied 

Petition of John Breen, decided on May 15, for a variance 
to permit a funeral home at 3 Punchard Avenue. Denied 

Petition of Coleman Brothers Corporation, decided on 
May 15, for permission to remove sand and gravel from 
land on the north side of River Road. Granted 

Petition of Gerard C. Proulx, decided on May 21, for a 
permit to erect a cement block building for an indoor riding 
hall at 74 Salem Street. Denied (2 to 1) 

Petition of Barnard Associates, decided on May 21, for 
a permit to subdivide property at 89-91 North Main Street. 

Granted 

Petition of Raytheon Manufacturing Company, decided 
on May 21, to permit the carrying on of an industry for 
the manufacture, storage, sale and repair of electronic 
tubes and equipment in the Shawsheen Mill. Granted 

Petition of Frederick 0. Davideit, decided on June 18, 
for a permit to remodel and enlarge a gasoline service sta- 
tion at 15 Union Street. Denied 

Petition of William L. McDonald, decided on June 18, for 
a permit to convert a single residence into a two-apartment 
house at 6 Wolcott Avenue. Denied 

Petition of Robert B. Sawyer, decided on July 9, to permit 
a lodging house at 4 Locke Street. Granted 

Petition of John T. Andrew, Jr. and Alma G. Andrew, 
decided on July 20, for a variance to permit a subdivision 
of land at 72 Clark Road. Denied 

Petition of David L. Darling and Beverly M. Darling, de- 
cided on July 20, for a permit to convert a barn and shed 
at 134 Main Street into a single family dwelling. Denied 

189 



Petition of Alvin C. Pariseau and Dorothy F. Pariseau, 
decided on August 3, for a variance to permit the main- 
tenance of a garage at 36 Chandler Road. Granted 

Petition of Essex Sand & Gravel Company, decided on 
August 3, for a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel 
from property north of Andover Street and west of Woburn 
Street, (on appeal to the Superior Court this decision was 
reversed.) Denied (2 to 1) 

Petition of Nicola Lombardi and Mary R. Lombardi, de- 
cided on September 14, for permission to maintain a rest 
home on the north side of Vine Street. Granted 

Petition of William I. Gray and Marie E. Gray, decided 
on September 21, for a variance to permit the erection of a 
dwelling on land on the west side of Sherbourne Street. 

Granted 

Petition of George F. Jones, decided on September 21, 
for a variance to permit the building of a residence nearer 
than 40 feet to the street line on a lot on the north side of 
Salem Street. Denied 

Petition of Roy R. Farr, decided on September 21, for a 
vvariance to permit the maintenance of a residence nearer 
than 50 feet to the street line on a lot on the easterly side of 
Gould Road. Granted 

Petition of Kenneth B. Edmunds and Barbara S. Ed- 
munds, decided on Septembor 21, for a variance to permit 
a subdivision of land at 99 North Street. Denied 

Petition of Frederic J. Bourque and Blanche C. Bourque, 
decided on September 21, for a permit to convert a 4-apart- 
ment house at 9 Red Spring Road into a 6-apartment house. 

Granted 



190 



Petition of Mary Holohan, decided on November 6, for a 
variance to permit the maintenance of a residence nearer 
than 40 feet to the street line on property on the northerly 
side of Vine Street. Granted 

Petition of Fred E. Cheever, decided on November 6, 
for a permit to convert a single residence at 3 Punchard 
Avenue into a 5-apartment house. Granted 

Petition of Jeremiah Dyer, decided on November 30, for 
a variance to permit a subdivision on the east side of Green- 
wood Road in the triangular area bounded by Greenwood 
and Chandler Roads and North Street. Granted 

Petition of James Bateson, Jr., decided on December 10, 
for a permit to remvoe for sale sand and gravel from land 
owned by St. Augustine's Church on the south side of St. 
Augustine's Cemetery west of the railroad tracks off Lupine 
Road. Granted 

Respectfully submitted, 

James S. Eastham, Chairman 
Hugh Bullock, Secretary 
Edward P. Hall 



191 



Planning Board Report 



The Planning Board operated on a budget figure of 
$8,265 — $5500.00 of which was for the continuation of the 
Master Plan Study. 

During 1956, the Planning Board considered a total of 22 
subdivision plans ; preliminary plans showed a total of 460 
house lots considered at this stage. 

Definitive subdivision plans numbered 18 and showed a 
total of 396 house lots. 

Out of the 18 definitive plans presented, the Planning 
Board approved 14 with a total of 254 house lots. The house 
lots are broken down by precinct as follows : 



Precinct 1 . . 


.. 9 


Precinct 2 . . 


.. 31 


Precinct 3 . . 


.. 9 


Precinct 4 . . 


.. 156 


Precinct 5 . . 


.. 000 


Precinct 6 . . 


.. 49 



Total 254 

Four definitive plans were rejected by the Board as 
follows : 

No. of Lots 
41 



R. Leathers, Alderbrook Est. — Undersized Lots 

W. D'Annolfo, Rocky Hill Rd. — Undersized Lots 

Realty Const., Elm Street — Undersized Lots & Water Problem 

H. Axelrod, Westwind Road — Undersized Lots & Water Problem 



8 
66 
17 



132 



Two plans reached only the preliminary stages; Spata, 
North Main Street and another Plan of H. Axelrod, West- 
wind Road. 



192 



The following plans are now before the Board : 



Roy Farr, Wildwood Road — Preliminary Plan 11/28/56 

H. Rines, Chestnut Street — Public Hearing 1/30/57 

F. Cheever, off Summer Street — Preliminary Plan 1/2/57 



Action is still pending on all three plans. 



No. of Lots 



38 
5 

8 



51 



Developers, of all subdivisions approved this year, have 
had to post bond for the completion of all utilities or agree 
to restrictions upon sale of lots pending such completion to 
the satisfaction of the Board as provided in the Subdivision 
Control Law. 

Only two plans for subdivision in the C Zone appeared 
before the Board of 1956 and have not gone beyond the pre- 
liminary stage. (Spata, North Street and Farr, Wildwooc 
Road.) 

The Planning Board has signed 64 plans "believed not to 
require the approval of the Planning Board" i. e. plans of 
lots on accepted streets or changes in existing lots. The to- 
tal number of lots involved is 177. 

By precinct as follows : 



Precinct 1 . . 


.. 7 


Precinct 2 . . 


.. 6 


Precinct 3 . . 


.. 1 


Precinct 4 . . 


.. 115 


Precinct 5 . . 


.. 11 


Precinct 6 . . 


.. 37 



Total 177 

The total number of new lots for building purposes ap- 
proved by the Planning Board, including lots on accepted 
streets and subdivisions for the year 1956 is 431. 

The Planning Board, in 1956, held a total of 28 public 
hearings; 21 for subdivisions, 5 for zoning changes and 2 
upon the requests of private citizens. 



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On January 13 and 29, hearings were held for re-zoning 
of residential land to Restricted Industrial Districts in West 
Andover and Lowell Junction. These districts were proposed 
by the Industrial Committee and unanimously approved by 
the Planning Board. The March 10 and 12 Town Meeting- 
passed both proposals. 

On January 23, a hearing was held to change a strip of 
land owned by S. P. White along the Boston & Maine Rail- 
road, next to Andover Street, from residential B Zone to 
Industrial. After unanimous approval by the Planning 
Board, the Town Meeting of March 10 and 12 voted to ac- 
cept the change. 

On September 19, the Planning Board held a public hear- 
ing, as required by statute, to amend its Rules and Regu- 
lations, following almost a year of study and revision. Adop- 
tion was unanimously voted the same day. 

Public hearing on a change from Single Residence, Zone 
B to Single Residence, Zone C of a large portion of West 
Andover, upon the petition of Marian Laaff and others, 
was also held on September 19, with a number of interest- 
ed persons in attendance and a lively discussion. The Board 
split three in favor and two against the proposal in its re- 
port to the Town. At the Special Town Meeting held Octo- 
ber 22nd, 1956, the Town rejected the proposal 230 to 192. 

On October 17, the Board held a public hearing upon pe- 
tition of Herbert Rines for a change from Single Residence, 
Zone B to Single Residence, Zone A of the presently unde- 
veloped land between Shawsheen Road, Lincoln Street, Lo- 
well Street and North Main Street. Upon unanimous dis- 
approval by the Planning Board, the Town voted at the 
Special Town Meeting of October 22nd, to reject the change 
162 to 46. 

On December 27, the Board held a public hearing at the 
request of the Selectmen, acting in behalf of Sylvania-Corn- 
ing, to change the zoning regulations for the Restricted In- 

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dustrial Districts to transfer the power of approval of in- 
dustrial uses from the Board of Selectmen to the Board of 
Appeals. The Planning Board unanimously approved the 
change, which was subsequently adopted by the Special 
Town Meeting by unanimous vote on January 5, 1957. 

The Planning Board has sponsored and /or participated 
in numerous other public hearings and joint meetings with 
other Town Boards. 

The Board members also met at various times of the day 
to view subdivisions about which questions had arisen, such 
as Realty Construction Company's Glen Meadows Estates 
and Fred Doyle's Argilla Road subdivisions. 

The Planning Board has worked with the School Commit- 
tee, particularly with regard to future population trends 
and to selection of future school sites. 

The Board freely extended invitations to the different 
Town Departments to present their problems and ideas to 
the Planning & Renewal Associates. 

At the invitation of the Andover Planning Board, a joint 
meeting of the Lawrence and Andover Planning Boards and 
the Industrial Committees of the two communities was held 
and agreed in principle upon relocation of proposed Route 
110 to serve better the new industrial areas of both com- 
munities, as recommended by the Planning & Renewal As- 
sociates, consultants to the Andover Planning Board. 

The close cooperation between the Board of Public Works 
and the Board of Health with the Planning Board, as esta- 
blished in 1955 for the handling of plans, still continues 
with the Boards giving valuable suggestions that aid in the 
final approval of the proposed subdivisions. 

The Planning Board works along with other departments 
in following through on the building permits, checking care- 
fully all statistics that fall under its jurisdiction. This 
checking helps to eliminate future errors that may prove 
expensive not only to the builder but to the town as well. 

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A Comprehensive survey of off-Street Parking possibili- 
ties for the central part of the town was submitted to the 
Board in June by Goodwin and Davis. 

Partly as a result of work done in early 1956 by the Plan- 
ning Board, a committee, appointed by the Moderator, has 
been working on a Capital Expenditures Program for An- 
dover. The appointees are as follows : 

Mr. S. White, Board of Selectmen 

Mrs. V. Hammond & D. Thompson, Planning Board 

Mr. Hugh Bullock, Board of Appeals 

Mr. A. Wilson, Taxpayers Assoc. 

Mr. R. Zecchini, Finance Committee 

Mr. A. Flye, Board of Public Works 

Mr. J. McCarthy, Taxpayers Assoc. 

Five hundred small maps, prepared from the base map 
completed by Goodwin and Davis in 1955, have been ordered 
from the New England Map Company. They will be sold at 
thirty-five cents apiece and the money turned over to the 
town. 

MASTER PLAN 

In a letter from the Department of Commerce, dated 

April 12, 1956, the Planning Board was notified that its re- 
quest for an Urban Renewal Grant was accepted. The 
amount of $5,500.00 was allocated to Andover to match the 
appropriation granted the Board by the town for 1956. The 
Planning Board immediately arranged to meet with Mr. 
Alan McClennen, Director of State Division of Planning on 
Wednesday, May 2nd, 1956. Mr. Young, his assistant, also 
attended the meeting. At Mr. McClennen's suggestion, the 
Planning Board interviewed prospective consultants. (J. T. 
Blackwell & Planning and Renewal Associates) . 

After careful consideration of all the facts and figures, 
the Planning Board voted, unanimously, to engage the ser- 
vices of Mr. William Goodman and his associates known 

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professionally as the Planning & Renewal Associates. 

On July 1, 1956, a contract was signed with the Depart- 
ment of Commerce and work was begun. 

Mr. Goodman presented his scope of services as follows : 

A. Recommendations for the desirable future growth of 
Andover, consisting of a Land Use Plan based on analysis 
of Land Use Inventory previously prepared and brought up 
to date by the Planning & Renewal Associates. 

B. Analysis and projection of population, including fu- 
ture capacity and probable distribution. 

C. Plan of major thoroughfare, delineating primary and 
secondary highways and principal generators of traffic. 

D. Recommendations for re-zoning of areas in accord- 
ance with the proposed Land Use Plan, to be included in 
the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting of March, 1957. 
Study of district changes will include residential, commer- 
cial land and industrial districts, with consideration to pro- 
visions regulating agricultural and educational activities. 

E. Report on facilities in the general vicinity that affect 
the growth of Andover, such as new industrial development, 
highways and service facilities. 

F. Publication of 100 copies of a booklet describing the 
comprehensive plan and the major element thereof. 

G. The Contractor will provide advisory services, if re- 
quired by the Planning Board in regard to the following 
items as they relate to the over-all plan of development for 
the Town : 

1. Proposals for Capital Improvement. 

2. Selection of sites for community facilities. 

3. Change in existing subdivisions regulations to conform 
with the comprehensive plan. 



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4. Off-street parking proposals, previously prepared 
Much of this work has already been completed as shown 
by the following tabulation : 

Services rendered August 1-31 

1. Memorandum prepared on anticipated changes in po- 
pulation and trends in new home construction. 

2. Memorandum prepared on anticipated physical chang- 
es in Andover and area presenting problems and oppor- 
tunities. 

3. Map prepared showing desirable stages of residential 
development preliminary to Land Use Plan. 

4. Kodachrome slides prepared showing characteristic 
buildings and landscape features in Andover. 

5. Above material presented to meeting of Andover Plan- 
ning Board of August 22, 1956. 

6. Preliminary studies on vicinity factors affecting 
Andover. 

7. Preliminary studies started on Circulation Plan. 
Services rendered September 1-30 

1. Map and memorandum prepared on open land uses, 
including public, semi-public, agricultural and Bay Circuit 
uses. 

2. Map and memorandum prepared on circulation and 
traffic generators. 

3. Maps prepared on residential densities and population 
distribution. 

4. Based on above maps, proposed land use sketches are 
in preparation. 

5. Two memorandums prepared for Planning Board on 
proposed zoning changes to be acted upon at special town 
meeting. 

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Services rendered October 1-31 

1. Land Use proposals, maps and memorandum, present- 
ed to Planning Board (October 10th). Decision of Board 
expected Nov. 21, 1956 

2. Town agencies and committees interviewed in prepar- 
ation for summarizing findings for presentation to special 
town committee on Capital Improvements and to the Plan- 
ing Board. 

3. Writing of sections of final report begun. 

Services rendered November 1-30 

1. Capital Improvements memorandum presented to 
Planning Board. 

2. Meeting with Planning Board to further review of 
Land Use Proposals. Final decisions to be made at next 
meeting. 

3. Joint meeting with Andover and Lawrence Planning 
Boards to review proposals for industrial areas in West 
Andover and for alignment of Route 110 to best serve the 
area. 

4. Additional work on final report. 

Services rendered December 1-31 

1. Additional on final report. 

2. Meeting with Planning Board, School Committee and 
other town officials to discuss long-range inmplications of 
plan recommendations for school sites, fire stations, etc. 

3. Study of business zone at Lowell Street and new Route 
28 with recommendations for both map and by-law changes 
to be presented at March Town Meeting. 

The Master Plan studies should be completed by summer, 
1957. Implementation of some of the proposals by changes 
in the zoning by-law is to be expected during 1957. 

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Mr. Lee E. Noyes was elected Chairman of the Board. 

Mr. Frederic O'Brien was elected to the Planning Board 
in March, 1956 to fill out the unexpired term of Mr. E. Ber- 
nardin which will terminate March, 1958. 

Mr. Robert MacMackin, in a letter dated August 10, 1956, 
resigned from the Board clue to personal reasons. The Se- 
lectmen appointed Mr. Edward Hall to fill out his unexpired 
term. 

Mr. Preble still serves the Board with his engineering 
skill and knowledge of the Town's problems. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Lee E. Noyes 
Virginia H. Hammond 
Donald S. Thompson 
Frederic S. O'Brien 
Edward P. Hall 



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Report of Recreation Committee 



Playgrounds 



This year our committee maintained five playgrounds; 
Central, Ballardvale, Indian Ridge, North District and 
Shawsheen. West Center playground was closed due to the 
new addition to the West Elementary School which took in 
the site of our play area. We hope to have a much improved 
playground some place on the grounds of the new high 
school and will then close Indian Ridge and West Center. 
The usual program of inter-playground activities was car- 
ried on with emphasis on handicraft work and competitive 
tournaments in checkers, ping pong and baseball. The acti- 
vities are now of a very diversified nature and any group 
of youngsters may form a class (if the number is sufficient) 
in any hobby they desire. This year for the first time a class 
of baton twirling was inaugurated and was well attended 
and successful. The Annual Picnic at Canobie Lake and the 
Annual Inter-Playground Field Day at Central were enjoy- 
able days of the past season. Due to the vigilance of our per- 
sonnel there was not one accident or serious injury during 
the season. The attendance on all playgrounds was higher 
than the previous year and we expect even greater numbers 
to participate in our program this season, since the birth 
rate has been high and still continues to soar and the influx 
of new families increases. 

Pomps Pond 

This area in the not too remote future will be an out- 
standing feature of the Andover Recreational Program. At 
the special town meeting held in March the $2,900.00 pre- 
viously voted at two town meetings for improvements to 
the Central Playground was transferred to the develop- 
ment at Pomps Pond. Bull dozers quickly changed the topo- 
graphy of the area and after digging down about ten feet 

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behind the bath house and pushing the soil into the large 
gully in the rear, we are able to park three or four times as 
many cars as was possible in the past. After going down 
four feet, fine sand was struck and this was pushed onto the 
beach to improve the water front and enlarge it for sun 
bathing. The very hazardous condition of unloading the bus 
on Abbot Street will now be eliminated and the bus will 
drive right to the beach. A two way traffic road is planned 
and we hope to complete it for the coming season. The 
beach has been enlarged and the new area will be dredged. 
The guard house has been moved up next to the bath house 
and all the brush to the right has been removed, giving the 
bathers a full and unobstructed view of the entire beach. 
This development will continue through the year of 1957. 
Two new fireplaces and four heavy picnic tables have been 
donated to us by the Andover Village Improvement Society 
and their generosity has improved our picnic facilities to a 
great extent. We are now in the process of trying to buy 
more land adjacent to the beach for future development 
which will include play areas, possibly a soft ball diamond 
etc. Steadily increasing attendance at the beach and the ci- 
tizens' demand for parking space were the reasons for 
our extensive development program this year. On one Sun- 
day last summer there were, by a police count, approximate- 
ly 2500 persons at Pomps Pond. 

Special Activities 

The only skating area suitable for use at the present time 
is in Ballardvale. This spot is sprayed and ice maintained 
whenever the weather permits, but in recent years skating 
has been spasmodic at best. It is not uncommon for us to 
have the skating surface sprayed for two or three nights 
thus obtaining a smooth coating of ice only to lose it a day 
or two later with a change in the weather. 

Halloween-Parties were held at Central, Ballardvale and 
North District. Shawsheen did not desire a public party and 
the gymnasium in the West Elementary School was not 
available for a party there this year. The obvious lack of 

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interest on the part of many parents and the comparatively 
low attendance at the Central party have been some concern 
to us but we plan to continue our program as in the past 
for the enjoyment and fun of those who wish to participate. 
The Easter Candy Scramble — although of short dura- 
tion, is always appreciated by a large number of youngsters 
and has become a traditional Andover activity in our all 
year round program. 

Our sincere thanks goes forth to the following organiza- 
tions for their generous support and cooperation ; Andover 
Police Association, Andover Youth Center, Andover Ser- 
vice Club, Andover Public School Teachers Association, 
Chapter-12 D. A. V., Post-2128 V. F. W. and the Auxiliary, 
American Legion Post-8 and the Auxiliary and Post-427 
All Women's Post American Legion and the Catholic School 
Guild. Our deep appreciation also to the Board of Select- 
men, Board of Public Works and the Police and Fire De- 
partments for their continued efforts in assisting our com- 
mittee in making our Recreation Program successful and 
enjoyable. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. Gleynn Yeaton, Chairman 

James D. Doherty 

Walter Pearson 

Bart Smalley 

Francis P. Markey, Secretary 



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Committee to Evaluate Compensation 
And Classify Town Employees 

At the 1956 annual Town Meeting, the following Article 
was voted. 

Article 10 - to instruct the Moderator to appoint a com- 
mittee to make a survey to evaluate the compensation and 
classify town employees and report to the next annual 
Town Meeting, without appropriation. 

The Moderator appointed a committee of five in October, 
and weekly meetings of this committee were held from 
November through February. Many phases of Andover's 
personnel problems were investigated. A questionnaire for 
obtaining wages and salary information and personnel prac- 
tices was developed and mailed to 37 comparable communi- 
ties in Mass. and all communities within 25 miles. Answers 
to these questionnaires were received from over 20 com- 
munities. General discussions were held with representa- 
tives of all town departments which expressed an interest. 

Prior to the establishment of this Committee groups of ci- 
tizens had studied Andover's wage structure and made re- 
commendations in certain cases to town meeting. Because 
their research lacked continuity and the committees did not 
have administrative authority, the value of their contribu- 
tion was temporary. 

Your committee strongly believes the most satisfactory 
solution to this problem lies in the establishment of a per- 
manent Personnel Board consisting of five members with 
continuing authority to administer the personnel policies 
established. Section 108A of Chapter 41 of the General 
Laws of Massachusetts authorizes a town to adopt a by-law 
to establish a plan classifying town positions and to vote 
minimum and maximum salaries for these positions. Your 
committee recommends the adoption of a by-law under the 
enabling provisions of this act. 

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Some comments on the nature of the wage and salary 
problem may be of interest. For many years, and particu- 
larly in the current inflationary period, the job of setting 
proper wages and salaries has been a difficult one. Each 
board or town department has handled this in its own way 
and made its own decisions. Considerable effort has been 
expended to bring about cooperative action, but this has 
been found difficult to accomplish. The result has been a con- 
fused and chaotic situation. The list of wages and salaries 
in the opinion of your committee contains many inequities 
and little real satisfaction has been experienced in spite of 
earnest efforts on the part of many public-spirited people 
to remedy the suituation. 

The insertion of Article 24 in the warrant for the 1957 
town meeting represents the considered judgment of your 
committee as the best way to seek a remedy. Other towns 
in Massachusetts have adopted the plan suggested by Sec- 
tion 108A and their experience has been very encouraging 
There is every reason to believe that Andover will be equal- 
ly successful. 

Article on Wage and Job Classification 

To see if the Town will vote to enact a By-Law under the 
provisions of Chapter 41, Section 108A . . . and establish a 
Personnel Board to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen 
to study the problem of compensation of all town employees, 
except those filled by popular election and those under the 
direction and control of the school committee and to pre- 
pare a Wage and Classification plan classifying all such em- 
ployees into groups and classes doing substantially similar 
work or having substantially equal responsibilities. Such a 
plan to provide minimum and maximum salaries to be paid 
to such employees in positions so classified and for the at- 
tainment of such maximum salaries by periodical step rate 
increases, such salaries to be appropriately related, if pos- 
sible, to salaries paid by commercial and business establish- 
ments and by comparable municipalities as well as a re- 

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liable cost-of-living index. The Personnel Board to be au- 
thorized to employ professional consultants in connection 
with the foregoing if deemed desirable and to report to the 
Board of Selectmen on or before January 1, 1958 and sub- 
sequently to the next annual Town Meeting its recommenda- 
tions for a complete Wage and Classification Plan. The Per- 
sonnel Board to consists of five members, to be appointed 
for three years, two for two years and one for one year, 
and thereafter each member to be appointed for a three 
year term. No member of the Personnel Board to receive 
compensation or to be an employee of the Town, vacancies 
to be appointed by the Selectmen. To appropriate the sum 
of $3,000.00 for the use of said committee ; or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Among the chief requirements of a wage and salary plan 
are that it be in such form as to make its administration 
simple and understandable and that it can be kept up to 
date at all times. Any employee who feels that he has not 
been treated fairly must have the opportunity to have his 
case reviewed by impartial persons. 

The employees of the Town are entitled to fair and im- 
partial handling of the wage and salary problem. The tax 
payers should be able to feel that the level of wage and 
salary payments is adequate but not excessive. These two 
objectives are quite consistent with each other and will, in 
the opinion of this Committee, be possible of accomplish- 
ment if the proposed by-law is passed. It will be necessary 
of course to have able and intelligent administration of the 
plan by the new Personnel Board to be appointed. 

Role of the Personnel Board 

The Personnel Board would be authorized to administer 
all the provisions of the currently proposed by-law and a 
consolidated Personnel By-law to be approved at the March 
1958 Town Meeting. The by-law to be presented in 1958 
would represent an expansion of the by-law recommended 
for passage in the March, 1957 Meeting and would cover 

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specifically conditions of employment and promotion, hours 
of work, vacations and other benefits as well as the esta- 
blishment of position classification and rates of compensa- 
tion. Changes in this By-law would be made from time to 
time by the Town Meeting upon recommendation of the 
Personnel Board or by other means. 

The most significant part of the Personnel Board's work 
would be a continuous review of the salaries being paid by 
the town in relation to the nature of work performed in 
various positions. After an outside consultant has set up 
the classification plan, the Personnel Board would periodic- 
ally review and, when necessary, establish job descriptions 
for all new or revised positions. It would then fix proper 
salary rates through accepted job evaluation techniques, 
which include a periodic salary survey of the rates paid for 
comparable positions in other municipalities and similar 
work in local business or industry. The Board's recommend- 
ation's to the Annual Town Meeting would be based on such 
reviews. 

It would also be the Board's responsibility to conduct 
hearings at the request of department heads or their em- 
ployees with respect to grievances and other personnel mat- 
ters. As a further source of information on current muni- 
cipal personnel practices, it would be highly desirable for 
the Board to become affiliated with the Massachusetts Mu- 
nicipal Personnel Board Association, whose membership in- 
cludes representatives of more than twenty other cities and 
towns of the state. The present personnel committee at- 
tended the annual meeting of this Association in December, 
at which time current personnel problems and practices 
were discussed and reports of surveys made throughout the 
year were submitted to the members. 

Although the Personnel Board would have administrative 
authority under the provisions of the By-law, in practice, 
the successful operation of the personnel program would 
depend upon the cooperation of the Administrative Authori- 
ties, the Selectmen, Trustees of Memorial Hall Library, De- 

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parment Heads and others who actually supervise the per- 
formance of town functions. 

The experience of Massachusetts communities, which 
have adopted a personnel By-law and established a Person- 
nel Board has been excellent. Over twenty-five such boards 
are now in operation and the general consensus of opinion 
in these commmunities is that personnel administration has 
been tremendously facilitated and a good measure of ob- 
jectivity in the administration of personnel affairs has been 
achieved. 

Why Professional Consultants 

It is possible for a town committee to prepare a classi- 
fication and pay plan of its own without professional help 
and a few Massachusetts cities and towns have done so 
adequately. 

For the most part, however, such communities have not 
gone through the full procedure of job evaluation. Job des- 
criptions were sketchy at best and the proposed salary plan 
was based on sparse information. The committee thinks that 
the money spent on professional consultants is well spent: 
at the very least, the use of outsiders sidesteps the common 
charges of prejudice or partiality which plague unassisted 
town committees. Consultants when properly selected can 
provide a vast knowledge and background particularly in 
the area of municipal government. They provide a valuable 
source of statistical information for comparative purposes 
because they have performed this work for other municipal- 
ities. 

It is felt a town appointed committee regardless of its 
skill and enthusiasm does not have the available time to ana- 
lyze the many town jobs during working hours. It is also 
extremely difficult for them to operate without bias or 
prejudice. 

The committee, therefore, recommends the use of con- 
sultants by the Personnel Board. 

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Cost of Professional Consultants 

In order to make a recommendation for an appropriation 
by the Town for this installation your committee sent 
inquiries to ten professional consultants, most of whom 
have done this sort of work for other municipalities. These 
inquiries asked the individual firms to submit prices for 
such an installation. 

Five of the firms submitted prices in time for this report, 
as follows: 

Company A $3450.00 

Company B $3450.00 

Company C $3000.00 

Company D $2950.00 

Company E $2500.00 

Conclusion 

Your committee strongly and unanimously urges the 
adoption of Article 24 in the 1957 Town Warrant. Failure 
to appropriate the funds requested would make it impossible 
for the proposed Personnel Board to discharge its duties 
and fulfill its obligation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Mackintosh 
Kenneth C. Bevan 
George C. Napier 
John S. Sullivan 
John C. Young 



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Andover Town Infirmary 



February 1, 1957 

To the Selectmen of the Town of Andover : 

The following is the report of the Town Infirmary for the 
year 1956. On January 1st, we had six boarders, four wo- 
men and two men, all of whom were in general good health. 
During the year we had six temporary boarders or tran- 
sients at various times, both male and female. Two were 
removed when we could no longer care for them to other in- 
stitutions or nursing homes. Three returned to their res- 
pective homes and one has since returned here for the re- 
mainder of this winter, at least. 

During the year we had the necessary repairs, window 
cleaning, inside cleaning of walls etc., done. 

The state inspector for the Department of Public Health, 
Division of Hospitals was here in June and reissued us our 
license. Fire inspectors have been twice, Safety inspector 
and local board of health. 

All boarders have been examined by a physician during 
the year to check on their health. 

At the special town meeting in October the voters of An- 
dover decided not to close the Infirmary, much to the relief 
of our "folks" some of whom have been here fifteen to eight- 
een years. The same sub jet is to be brought up at the annual 
town meeting in March. 

The usual bountiful Thanksgiving dinner was served to 
those who were not invited out. Christmas brought hun- 
dreds of cards and visits from the girls of the Abbot Acade- 
my Christian Association, November Club, King's Daugh- 
ters, South Church Junior Choir, Room 7 of the Junior High 
School, carol singers from the different churches and indi- 
viduals who remembered the folks with cards and gifts. 

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At the present time we have five women and two men, two 
in the sixties, four in the seventies and one who is 84. Our 
staff has always been only two full time workers including 
the matron and two part time employees. Our cook who had 
been with us for four years had a heart attack on January 
5, 1957 and is no longer able to work. I am still doing the 
cooking plus all the other work and advertising in the pa- 
pers has proved useless. My mother is temporarily helping 
as much as she can, but she is limited. I sincerely hope that 
a good full time cook will soon be procured. 

We need new screens and two of the floors in the "back" 
of the house need recovering. An additional washing ma- 
chine would be a tremendous aid, also, particularly if more 
people are to come to live here. 

My thanks to the firemen and policemen for their aid dur- 
ing 1956. 

Very truly yours, 

Jean E. Weeks, Matron 



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Fire Department 



Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit the Annual report of the Fire Depart- 
ment for the year ending December 31, 1956. 

During the year the Fire Department answered the fol- 
lowing alarms; 79 bell alarms of which two (2) were false; 
189 still alarms and we responded to call for help on a Mu- 
tual Aid basis to out-of-town calls to Lawrence three times 
(3), Lowell once (1), Tewksbury two (2), Wilmington two 
(2). and North Reading two (2). 

The total assessed valuation of buildings where fire oc- 
curred amounted to $878,865.00 and the fire loss approxim- 
ated $22,800.00 mostly covered by insurance. 

Ambulance calls for the year totalled 696, of which 589 
were handled by the new 1956 Cadillac Ambulance which 
was purchased this year and put into service July 6, 1956. 
Fifty-six (56) calls were handled by the 1946 Cadillac and 
six (6) handled by the 1937 Henney Ambulance, both of 
which were traded as part of the purchase of the present 
ambulance. 

Fire Inspections for 1956 totalled 746; thirty seven (37) 
installations of Liquified Petroleum Gas Systems were in- 
spected ; 279 power oil burners, installations and storage 
were inspected ; range oil burners installations and storage 
amounted to 32 inspections and newly constructed garages 
totalling 238 were inspected. Inspection for fire prevention 
is fast becoming a must for Fire Departments and I believe, 
that when man power is increased sufficiently, company in- 
spections of home and multi-family dwellings can be hand- 
led bj~ in-service Engine companies where equipped with 
two-way radio facilities such as we have at present. 

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The personnel of the Department has remained the same 
as the report of 1955 shows and also the equipment on hand 
with the change as stated in placing the new ambulance in 
service. The members of the department through their com- 
bined efforts and skill have helped to add a valuable piece 
of equipment to the Fire Alarm Division by converting an 
old Civil Defense trailer pump into a sparkling maintenance 
trailer for use on the Fire Alarm. 

A training program has been instituted whereby all per- 
manent members receive daily an hour or two hours in- 
struction six days a week in fire department evolutions and 
knowledge required for the most efficient and expedient 
means of operating at fires and the use of equipment pur- 
chased by town funds. Through the two First Aid instruct- 
ors in the department all members of the permanent force 
and those members of the call force who so desire are kept 
abreast of , or take and pass first aid standard and advanced 
courses during the evening hours when said courses are 
scheduled. 

Fire protection coverage has remained the same as in 
the 1955 report and those same recommendations of 1955 I 
hope will receive a step in the right direction this year by 
increasing our permanent personnel. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Henry L. Hilton, Chief 
Andover Fire Department 



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Police Department 



To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit a summary of the activities of the Ando- 
ver Police Department for the year ending December 31, 
1956. 

Miscellaneous complaints received and investigated 695 

Summons Served for Out of Town Police 187 

Automobiles Stolen in Andover 3 

Automobiles Recovered in Andover 2 

Bicycles Stolen in Andover 7 

Bicycles Recovered in Andover 7 

Breaks in Camps and Dwellings 14 

Doors in Business District Found Open and Secured 87 

Lost Children Returned to Parents 3 
Runaway Children Returned to Parents or Institutions 13 

Dogs Killed by Automobiles 22 

Dogs Injured by Automobiles 64 

Attempted Suicides 1 
Street Lights Reported Out to Lawrence Electric Co. 425 

Dogs Lost and Returned to Owner 22 

Number of Persons Bitten by Dogs 69 

Board of Health Notified on Dog Bites 69 

Cattle Lost and Returned to Owner 10 

Dead Bodies Cared for by Police 6 

Persons Notified for Out of Town Police 29 

Dwellings Inspected While Owners Away 412 

Articles Found and Returned to Owners 6 

Summons Served on Local Complaints in Andover 23 

Missing Persons Reported, Located and Returned 6 

Highway Conditions Reported to B. P. W. 88 

Persons Taken to Danvers State Hospital 6 

214 



Persons Taken to Hospital in Cruiser 13 

Bell Alarms Covered by Police 79 
Cards Sent to Registry of Motor Vehicles for 

Violation of Motor Law 810 

Arrests Made for Out of Town Police 1 

Breaks in Business District 9 

Persons Given Lodging 1 

Arrest and Charges 

Drunkenness 49 

Speeding 46 

Operating Under the Influence of Liquor 22 

Allowing Improper Person to Operate Motor Vehicle 2 

Leaving Scene of Accident 4 

Operating Without License 4 

Operating After Suspension of License 1 

Operating to Endanger 2 

Violation of Law of the Road 4 

Parking Meter Violation 8 

Larceny 2 

Breaking and Entering 3 

Delinquent Child 21 

Non Support 2 

Malicious Damage to Property 1 

Assault with Intent to Rape 1 

Statutory Rape 1 

Carrying Unloaded Pistol in Motor Vehicle 1 

Operating Unregistered Car 2 

Operating Uninsured Car 2 

Failure to Stop for School Bus 2 

Passing Motor Vehicle when View was Obstructed 2 

Default Warrant 1 

Capias 1 

Disposition of Cases 

Convictions in District Court 104 

Placed on File 15 

Probation 15 

215 



Released by Probation Officer 25 

Sentenced to Concord Reformatory 3 

Sentenced to House of Correction 4 

Sentenced to Youth Service Board 5 

Dismissed 2 

Appealed to Superior Court 2 

Turned Over to Out of Town Police 3 
Fines Paid $2,545.00 

In 1956 there were 216 reportable accidents in Andover. 
These include fatal accidents, personal injury accidents, and 
property damage accidents where damage to one or more 
vehicles or other property amounts to more than $100.00. 
This accident total, 216, is 68 more than the year 1955. 
However, 100 of the accidents occurred in the first three 
months of 1956 during the severe stormy weather. A break- 
down of the accidents shows the following information: 
Fatal accidents 3 (4 deaths) 

Personal injury accidents 109 

Property damage 86 

Pedestrian accidents 9 

Bicycle-motor vehicle accidents 9 

In 1956 there were 810 motor vehicles violations notices 
issued by the police department, and 1758 parking viola- 
tions were issued. 

During 1956, the police cars travelled a total of 188,970 
miles. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David L. Nicoll, Chief of Police 

DOG OFFICER 

January 10, 1957 
To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report as Dog Officer for the 
year ending December 31, 1956. 

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Total number of dogs licensed in Andover 1428 

Number of Kennel licenses in Andover 16 

Number of complaints received and investigated 83 

Total number of dog bites received and investigated 69 

Number of dog bites reported to the Board of Health 69 

Stray dogs picked up and cared for 79 

Number of dogs reported lost by their owners 150 

Total number of dogs returned to their owners 86 

Total number of homes found for stray dogs 22 

Number of dogs struck and injured by automobiles 64 

Number of dogs struck and killed by automobiles 22 

Dogs destroyed by police 5 

Dead dogs removed from the highways 12 

Number of Hens killed by dogs 22 

Number of Geese killed by dogs 10 

Number of Ducks killed by dogs 12 

Number of Pigs killed by dogs 1 

Total number of dogs turned over to the M S C P A 26 

Dogs reported lost by out of Town owners 10 

Returned to out of Town owners 7 

Dogs killing Hens shot by owner of the poultry 1 

« 

Respectfully submitted, 

William R. Hickey 
Dog Officer of Andover 



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Board of Health Nurse and Agent 



To the Townspeople of Andover : 

We submit herewith a brief resume of the activities of the 
Board of Health for the year 1956. 

The following contagious diseases were reported to this 
office: 





1956 


1955 


1954 


Dog bites 


63 


45 


66 


Tuberculosis 


3 


3 


4 


Scarlet Fever 


18 


101 


16 


Chicken Pox 


37 


106 


24 


Whooping Cough 


6 


4 


14 


Measles 


6 


307 


17 


Mumps 


25 


24 


107 


Syphilis 


1 


3 





Infectious Hepatitis 


1 


5 





Meningitis, Influenzal 


1 








Anterio Poliomyelitis 





9 


2 


Diphtheria 


1 








German Measles 


9 


1 


1 


Mononucleosis 


1 








Encephalitis (Eastern Equine) 


1 








Menigitis, pneumonia 


1 








Salmonellosis 





1 





Totals : 


174 


609 


251 


DEATHS FROM CONTAGIOUS DISEASES 




Pulmonary Tuberculosis 


1 








Meningitis 


1 








Poliomyelitis 





1 





Totals : 


2 


1 






The following licenses were granted and the fees for the 
same have been turned over to the Town Treasurer : 

218 



Septic Tank Permits (new category this year) 90 

Garbage and Refuse 14 

Maintenance of Piggeries 7 

Slaughtering 2 

Milk 65 

Oleomargarine 28 

Pasteurization of Milk 6 

Ice Cream Manufacture 4 
Boarding House 

In addition a number of investigations were made of res- 
taurants, dairy barns, milk samples, milk trucks, Boy Scout 
Camps, Girl Scout Camps, water supplies, piggeries and 
sewage nuisances. One restaurant was closed due to unsani- 
tary conditions. 

One outstanding feature of the year was the number of 
individuals who received the Salk Polio Vaccine. A total 
of 3,000 people went to five clinics. In 1956, Andover also 
held free Baby Clinics and Anti-Rabic for dogs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Andover Board of Health 

R. A. WALSH, Secretary 



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Committee to Explore the Question 
of Municipal Garbage Collection 



; 



Board of Selectmen, 
Town of Andover 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

The committee appointed by the moderator to explore the 
question of municipal garbage collection beg to report them- 
selves unanimously in favor of the adoption by the Town 
of a system of garbage collection by means of a contract 
between the Town and a private collector. 

Correspondence with thirteen Massachusetts towns, com- 
parable to Andover in population, number of residences and 
road mileage has revealed that eleven of these towns em- 
ploy this system of garbage collection, and that they report 
ease of contract placement and complete satisfaction with 
this method. Comparison of figures submitted by the towns 
indicates that such a program could be effected in Andover 
at an approximate cost of $2.50 per family per annum. 

Because a number of private contractors have already 
entered into garbage collection contracts with many fa- 
milies in Andover for the current year, we request that this 
committee be continued, in order that the private collectors 
may have fair notice, and that we may come before a future 
meeting to submit an Article to appropriate the necessary 
funds to put a contract system of garbage collection into 
effect in the Town of Andover, commencing in the calendar 
year 1958. 

James B. Sullivan, Chairman 
Donald P. MacLellan, Secretary 
Charles 0. McCullom 
Robert Walsh 
Winthrop K. White 

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Report of Building Inspector 



To the Board of Selectmen: 
Toivn of Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit to your board my report for the year 
ending December 31, 1956. 

There were Two Hundred and Forty Eight (248) per- 
mits issued for New Buildings and One Hundred and Se- 
venty Two (172) for Additions and Alterations. 

The estimated value of new construction reached a total 
of Four Million Sixty Three Thousand One Hundred and 
Ten Dollars ($4063110.00) and Three Hundred Ten Thou- 
sand and Fifty Nine Dollars ($310059.00) was the estimat- 
ed cost of Additions and Alterations. 

Of the above estimated cost for New Building Three Mil- 
lion Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine Thousand Four Hun- 
dred Ten Dollars ($3789410.00) was the estimated cost for 
New Dwellings. 

By alterations in existing buildings Fourteen (14) addi- 
tional apartments have been provided bringing the New 
Dwelling count for 1956 to a total of Two Hundred twenty- 
four (224) units. 

The New Building permits are classified as follows : 

Dwelling and Garages 210 

Private Garages 19 

Tool Shed 3 

Factory Warehouse 1 

Shed 1 

Garage and Breezeway 2 

Car Port 2 

Brooder House 1 

Swimming Pool 2 

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Hen House 

Vegetable Packing House 

Office Building 

Green House 

Parish House 

Cleaning Plant 

Wood Shed 



248 



This Department has collected in fees and turned over 
to the Town Treasurer Five Thousand Two Hundred and 
Eighty Four Dollars ($5284.00) . 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ralph W. Coleman, Building Inspector 



Report of Wire Inspector 



Board of Selectmen. 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report for wiring inspections for the 
year 1956. 

544 Permits issued for the year 1956. 
$1,084.00 paid to Town Treasurer for year 1956. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. Ritchie, Jr., Wire Inspector 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures 



Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1956 : 

Work performed from January 1, 1956 to December 31, 
1956 inclusive, including Scales, Weights, Gasoline meters, 
Vehicle tank systems, etc: 

Adjusted Sealed Not Sealed.. Condemned 
Totals 54 219 1 

Total collections for the year 1956 were, $133.05. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Newton A. Jones, Sealer 
Weights and Measures 



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Report of Civil Defense Agency 



Citizens of Andover. — 

I am most proud and pleased to report, that your Civil 
Defense organization has become one of the highly regarded 
agencies, not only in this sector, (Consisting of 31 Cities 
and Towns) where we stand on top of the list, but also in 
the Area, which consists of upward to 100 Cities and Towns. 

I personally do not take credit for this accomplishment, 
but rather, thank our Selectmen, Police and Fire Chiefs, 
the Heads of various Town Departments, The Andover Red 
Cross, and the many loyal and patriotic Andoverites who 
head up various Civil Defense Divisions. I also wish to 
thank Col. Louis Berwick and the many other State and 
Federal Civil Defense officials for their help and guidance. 

Your Auxiliary Police headed by Chief David Nicoll, 
Sergeant Robert Deyermond, and Civilian Director Ray- 
mond Mowatt, have done outstanding service and are re- 
garded as a Police Unit second to none in the Common- 
wealth. 

Your Medical and Nursing Service under the direction 
of many of our local doctors, plus Mr. Charles Dalton, Dr. 
Donald Clark, Mrs. Milton Jackson, Mrs. Gertrude Glennie, 
Mrs. Albert Swenson and Miss Barbara Loomer, also hold 
top rating in this exacting group which demands the high- 
est degree of efficiency, scientifically and medically. 

Your Communication Service, under the direction of Mr. 
Douglas Crockett and Mr. Alexander Ritchie Jr., is one of 
the leaders in the field. We are indeed fortunate in having 
such qualified experts lead this unit, and within the next 
six months we expect to have reached the point where this 
group will be called upon to instruct and guide other groups 
of this kind in the Commonwealth. 

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Your Warden Service under the capable direction of Mr. 
Gordon Cannon, and Mr. & Mrs. Richard Moody is moving 
along rapidly, and soon will offer a complete Unit of effi- 
ciency and service. 

Your Engineering, Public Utilities, Water, Welfare, 
Transportation, & Legal Units are all moving along toward 
a point of perfection, thanks to the capable leaders involved. 

It is anticipated that your Rescue, Auxiliary Fire Units, 
under the direction of Fire Chief Lester Hilton, the Skin 
Diver Units and the Warning Service will be brought into 
full and top service during 1957. Your Warning System is 
the one deficiency on our record, for it is most inadequate. 
However, we hope to rectify this situation shortly, with a 
system that will service all of Andover in the event of an 
emergency, and will also serve and be used as a unified "NO 
SCHOOL SIGNAL". 

I am also proud to report that many inquiries are being 
received from other Communities, who wish to pattern their 
Civil Defense System after Andover's. We have made rapid 
strides during the past year, and hope to continue in the 
year 1957. 

May I say THANK YOU', and 'CONGRATULATIONS' 
to all of Andover for your co-operation. 

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1956 

Balance on hand Jan. 1, 1956 $ 187.77 

Appropriation for 1956 3,625.00 

Refund 33.39 



Total $3,846.16 

Value Cost 

Auxiliary Police, equipment $1,155.39 $ 759.50 

C. D. Emergency Headquarters 300.00 150.00 

Communications 2,411.60 1,243.31 



$3,866.99 $2,152.81 



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Expenses - Telephone - Printing 

Supplies - Repairs - Postage 

Travel, etc., 560.27 
Administration 570.87 


560.27 
570.87 


Totals $4,998.13 


$3,283.95 


Being withheld for Observation Post 


-$ 562.21 
$ 250.00 


Generator Balance to be applied 


312.21 
237.50 



Balance on hand to start Fiscal year 1957 $ 74.71 

AID 

Value Cost 

Medical and First Aid materials 

and supplies $ 1,500.00 .00 

A Complete 200 Bed Hospital 40,000.00 .00 



$41,500.00 .00 
The Fire Department purchased through 
C. D. Communication Equipment $ 1,279.78 $ 639.89 
Various departments of our Government 
have secured Surplus Federal Government 
materials through Civil Defense $ 2,400.00 $ 58.57 

The over all value of materials received by the town of 
Andover through Civil Defense $49,046.77 at a cost of 
$3,982.41 which includes expenses and Administration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Harold W. Wennik, Director of Civil Defense 



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Report of Committee 
On Town Manager Government 



Mr. Sidney P. White, Chairman 

Board of Selectmen 

Town House 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Dear Mr. White: 

At the annual town meeting held March 10, 1956, the 
following article No. 21 was adopted. 

'To see whether the Town will instruct the Moderator to 
appoint a committee of not less than seven nor more than 
nine members, with instructions to petition the General 
Court for enactment of legislation establishing in the Town 
of Andover a selectmen-town manager plan substantially 
in the form of legislation recommended by the present Town 
Government Study Committee, or to take action relative 
thereto". 

This is the report of your committee of eight members 
appointed as directed by the foregoing article. 

The committee held public meetings to give opportunity 
to the voters to express their views, as a result of which se- 
veral changes were made in the draft of the bill as original- 
ly drawn. The Committee on Towns of the House of Re- 
presentatives of the General Court then held a public hear- 
ing in the High School Auditorium in Andover. 

Your committee presented its arguments for the adop- 
tion of the bill. A long and searching inquiry of the com- 
mittee members was made by the House Committee. When 
the House Committee completed its questioning of your 
Committee, they asked if anyone wished to speak in opposi- 
tion to the bill. No one spoke in opposition. 

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The bill was finally reported out of the Committee on 
Towns after that Committee had made several amendments 
and passed both the House and the Senate. 

The voters will have an opportunity to vote on the ques- 
tion in March 1957. 

Attached are a copy of the bill filed by your Committee, 
House No. 3115, and a copy of the bill as adopted, House 
No. 3165. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Howell M. Stillman, Chairman 
Thomas V. Sullivan, Secretary 
Wallace E. Brimer 
Daniel E. Hogan 
C. Carlton Kimball 
Stanley F. Swanton 
Joseph A. McCarthy 
Melvin L. Weiner 



House No. 3115 

By Messrs. Giles of Methuen, Longworth of Methuen and 
Slack of Methuen (by request) , petition of Howell M. Still- 
man and another for legislation to establish a selectmen- 
town manager plan for the town of Andover. Towns. 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

In the Year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-Six. 
An Act establishing a selectmen-town manager plan 

for the town of andover 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the 
same, as folloivs: 

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Section 1. Board of Selectmen. — At the first town 
election following the acceptance of this act the registered 
voters of the town of Andover shall elect five selectmen of 
whom two shall serve for terms of three years, two for 
terms of two years, and one for a term of one year. At each 
annual town election thereafter the voters shall elect in 
place of those selectmen whose terms are about to expire a 
like number of selectmen to serve for terms of three years. 
When a vacancy occurs in the office of selectmen, the re- 
maining selectmen may at any time prior to the next town 
election appoint a qualified person to serve as selectman un- 
til such election, at which election the voters shall elect a 
selectman to serve for the unexpired portion, if any, of the 
original term. The selectmen in office at the time of said 
first election shall continue in office until their successors 
are elected and qualified. 

Section 2. Other Elected Officials. — In addition to 
the selectmen, the registered voters of the town shall con- 
tinue to elect the following officials in accordance with any 
applicable statutes, by-laws and votes of the town : — 

(a) A moderator. 

(b) A school committee. 

(c) Elected Trustees of Punchard Free School. 

(d) Trustees of Cornell Fund. 

(e) Andover Housing Authority. 

The term of office of any elective office, board or com- 
mittee so continued, under this section, shall not be inter- 
rupted. Every other elective office, board or commission 
shall be terminated as hereinafter provided, any other pro- 
visions of law to the contrary notwithstanding. The term 
of office of any person elected to any office, board or com- 
mission existing at the time of such acceptance and termin- 
ated hereunder shall continue until such first town election 
and until the appointment and qualification of his success- 
or, if any, and thereafter the said offices, boards and com- 
missions shall be abolished and all powers, duties and obli- 
gations conferred or imposed thereon by law, except as pro- 

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vided by this act, shall be conferred and imposed upon the 
selectmen and exercised by the town manager to the extent 
hereinafter provided. The powers, duties and responsibili- 
ties of elected officials shall be as now or hereafter provided 
by applicable statutes and by-laws and votes of the town, 
except as otherwise expressly provided herein. 

Section 3. Appointed Officials. — (a) The selectmen 
shall appoint a town manager as provided in section six, 
who may thereafter be removed as provided in section eight. 

(b) The selectmen shall appoint a zoning board of ap- 
peals, a planning board of appeals, officers and registrars of 
voters other than the town clerk, and may, after such notice 
and hearing as they may deem advisable, remove any per- 
son so appointed for cause. 

(c) The moderator shall appoint such boards, commit- 
tees and officers, including a finance committee, as he may 
now or hereafter be directed to appoint by any applicable 
law, by-law or vote of the town. 

(d) The town manager shall appoint, upon merit and fit- 
ness alone, and may, subject to the provisions of chapter 
thirty-one of the General Laws where applicable, remove 
for cause — 

(1) A town clerk, town treasurer, and tax collector. The 
appointment shall, in each instance, be subject to approval 
of the board of selectmen. 

(2) A board of public health, a board of public welfare, 
a planning board, a board of assessors, a town accountant, 
the board of library trustees, the town counsel, and all other 
officers, boards, committees and employees of the town, with 
the exception of the elected officials specified in section two, 
and employees of such elected officials. 

Section 4. Memberships, Terms, Poivers, Duties and 
Responsibilities. — The number of members of boards, com- 
missions and committees so appointed as provided in the 

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preceding section, the length of the term of each member 
thereof and of officers so appointed, and the powers, duties 
and responsibilities of the same shall be as now or hereafter 
provided by any applicable law, by-law or vote of the town, 
except as herein otherwise provided. Upon appointment and 
qualification of the various officials as provided for in sec- 
tion three, the term of office and all powers and duties of 
each person theretofore holding each such office shall cease 
and be terminated. 

Officers, boards, commissions and committees appointed 
by the town manager shall possess all the powers and rights 
and shall be subject to all the duties and liabilities specific- 
ally conferred or imposed by any applicable provision of 
law upon them or upon officers, boards, commissions or 
committees having corresponding powers and duties, but 
in the performance thereof they shall be subject to the ge- 
neral supervision of the town manager. 

Section 5. Multiple Offices — A member of the board 
of selectmen, or of the school committee elected after the 
acceptance of this act, or of the finance committee, shall du- 
ring the term for which he was elected or appointed, be in- 
eligible to hold any other elective or appointive town office 
or position. Any person elected or appointed to any other of- 
fice, board, commission or committee under the provisions of 
this act or of any general or special law, shall be eligible, 
during his term of office, for election or appointment to any 
other town office, board, commission or committee, except 
that the town accountant shall not be eligible to hold the 
office of town treasurer or town collector. 

Subject to the approval of the selectmen the town manag- 
er may, but without additional compensation therefor as- 
sume the powers, duties and responsibilities of any office 
which he is authorized to fill by appointment, such assump- 
tion to be evidenced by and effective upon the filing with 
the town clerk of a written declaration of such assumption 
signed by the town manager, except he shall not appoint 
himself as a member of any board or committee. 

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Section 6. Appointment of Toivn Manager. — The 
selectmen shall appoint, as soon as practicable after the 
first town election following acceptance of this act or after 
the occurrence of any vacancy, for a term of five years, a 
town manager who shall be a person especially fitted by edu- 
cation, training and previous full-time paid experience in a 
responsible administrative position in municipal govern- 
ment, to perform the duties of his office. The town manager 
shall be appointed without regard to his political beliefs. He 
need not be a resident of the town when appointed, but shall 
be a resident of the town during his term of office. He may 
be appointed for successive terms of office. No holder of 
elective office in the town shall within five years of holding 
such office be eligible for appointment as town manager. 
Before entering upon the duties of his office the town ma- 
nager shall be sworn to the faithful and impartial perform- 
ance thereof by the town clerk, or by a justice of the peace. 
He shall execute a bond in favor of the town for the faith- 
ful performance of his duties in such sum and with such 
surety or sureties as may be fixed or approved by the se- 
lectmen the premium for said bond to be paid by the town. 

Section 7. Acting Manager. — The town manager 
may designate, by letter filed with the town clerk, a quali- 
fied officer of the town to perform his duties during his 
temporary absence or disability. Pending the appointment 
of a town manager or the filling of any vacancy or the fail- 
ure of the town manager to designate a temporary manager, 
or during the suspension of the town manager, the select- 
men shall appoint a suitable person to perform the duties 
of the office. 

Section 8. Removal of Manager. — The selectmen, 
by a majority vote of the full membership of the board, may 
remove the town manager. At least thirty days before such 
proposed removal shall become effective, the selectmen shall 
file a preliminary resolution with the town clerk setting 
forth in detail the specific reasons for his proposed removal, 

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a copy of which resolution shall be sent by registered mail 
to the town manager. The manager may reply in writing 
to the resolution and may request a public hearing. If the 
manager so requests, the board of selectmen shall hold a 
public hearing not earlier than twenty days nor later than 
thirty days after the filing of such request. After such pub- 
lic hearing, if any, otherwise at the expiration of thirty days 
following the filing of the preliminary resolution and after 
full consideration, the selectmen by a majority vote of the 
full membership of the board, may adopt a final resolution 
of removal. In the preliminary resolution, the selectmen 
may suspend the manager from duty, but in any case his 
salary shall continue to be paid until the expiration of one 
month after the date of the final resolution of removal. 

Section 9. Compensation of Manager. — The town 
manager shall receive such compensation for his services 
as the selectmen shall determine, but it shall not exceed the 
amount appropriated therefor by the town. 

Section 10. Powers and Duties of Manager. — In ad- 
dition to other powers and duties expressly provided for in 
this act, the town manager shall have the following powers 
and duties: — 

(a) The town manager shall supervise and direct and 
shall be responsible for the efficient administration of all 
offices, boards and committees appointed by him and their 
respective departments. He shall, in addition, supervise and 
direct and shall be responsible for the efficient administra- 
tion of any agency or activity of the town not subject to 
his appointment or control, including the Andover Housing 
Authority, but only at such time and to such extent and for 
such period as the elected officials having control of such 
agency or activity may, with the consent of the selectmen, 
determine. 

(b) The town manager, in accordance with the provi- 
sions of this act and except as otherwise expressly prohibit- 

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ed by the General Laws, may reorganize, consolidate or 
abolish departments, commissions, boards or offices under 
his direction and supervision, in whole or in part, may es- 
tablish such new departments, commissions, boards or of- 
fices as he deems necessary, and in so doing, may transfer 
the duties and powers, and, so far as possible in accordance 
with the vote of the town, the appropriation of one depart- 
ment, commission, boartl or office to another. 

(c) The town manager shall fix the compensation of all 
town officers and employees appointed by him, subject to 
any applicable provisions of chapter thirty-one of the Ge- 
neral Laws. 

(d) The town manager shall keep full and complete re- 
cords of his office and shall render as often as may be re- 
quired by the selectmen a full report of all operations during 
the period reported on. 

(e) The town manager shall keep the selectmen fully 
advised as to the needs of the town, and shall recommend 
to the selectmen for adoption such measures requiring ac- 
tion by them or by the town as he may deem necessary or 
expedient. 

(f) The town manager shall have jurisdiction over the 
rental and use of all town property, except schools. He shall 
be responsible for the maintenance and repairs of all town 
property, including school buildings and grounds. He shall 
be responsible for the preparation of plans and the super- 
vision of work on all construction, reconstruction, altera- 
tions, improvements and other undertakings authorized by 
the town, subject, however, to the appoval of the school 
committee with respect to plans for the construction or im- 
provement of school buildings or property. 

(g) The town manager shall administer, either directly 
or through a person or persons appointed by him in accord- 
ance with this act, all provisions of general and special laws 
applicable to said town, all by-laws and all regulations es- 
tablished by the selectmen. 

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(h) The town manager shall, with the approval of the 
selectmen, have the authority to prosecute, defend or com- 
promise all litigation to which the town is a party. 

(i) The town manager shall perform such other duties 
consistent with his office as may be required of him by the 
by-laws or vote of the town or by the vote of the selectmen. 

(j) The town manager shall have access to all town 
books and papers for information necessary for the proper 
performance of his duties, and may without notice, cause 
the affairs of any department or activity under his control, 
or the conduct of any officer or employee thereof, to be 
examined. 

(k) The town manager shall purchase all supplies, ma- 
terials and equipment except library books and related 
printed and audio-visual material, and shall award all con- 
tracts for all departments and activities of the town under 
his supervision; and he shall make all purchases, except 
school text-books, for departments or activities not under 
his supervision but only upon and in accordance with a re- 
quisition duly signed by the head of any such department. 

Section 11. Investigation of Claims. — Whenever any 
pay roll, bill or other claim against the town is presented to 
the town manager, he shall, if the same seems to him to be 
of doubtful validity, excessive in amount, or otherwise con- 
trary to the interests of the town, refer it to the selectmen, 
who shall immediately investigate the facts and determine 
what, if any, payment should be made. Pending such in- 
vestigation and determination by the selectmen, payment 
shall be withheld. 

Section 12. Approval of Warrants — The town ma- 
nager shall be the chief fiscal officer of the town. Warrants 
for the payment of town funds prepared by the town ac- 
countant, in accordance with the provisions of section fifty- 
six of chapter forty-one of the General Laws, shall be sub- 
mitted to the town manager. The approval of any such war- 

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rant by the town manager, or in his absence the acting town 
manager, shall be sufficient authority to authorize payment 
by the town treasurer, but the selectmen shall approve all 
warrants in the event of the absence of the town manager, 
acting town manager or a vacancy in the office of town 
manager. 

Section 13. Fees paid to Treasury. — The aggregate 
compensation of each town officer or employee appointed by 
the town manager shall be limited to the amount established 
in accordance with the provisions of this act, and all fees 
received in accordance with the provisions of any general 
or special law shall be paid into the treasury of the town. 

Section 14. Certain Officers not to make Contracts 
ivith the Toivn. — It shall be unlawful for any selectman, 
the town manager, or any other elective or appointive offi- 
cial of the town, directly or indirectly, to make a contract 
with the town, or to receive any reward from, or any share 
in the profits of, any person or corporation making or per- 
forming such contract, unless the official concerned, imme- 
diately upon learning of the existence of such contract, or 
that such a contract is proposed, shall notify the selectmen 
and the town manager by registered mail, of the contract 
and of the nature of his interest therein, and shall abstain 
from doing any official act on behalf of the town in refer- 
ence thereto. In case such interest exists on the part of an 
officer whose duty it is to make such a contract on behalf 
of the town, the contract may be made by another officer 
of the town duly authorized thereto by vote of the select- 
men. Violation of any provision of this section shall render 
the contract in respect to which such violation occurs void- 
able at the option of the town. Any person violating any 
provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not 
more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 15. Estimate of Expenditures. — All boards, 
officers and committees of the town shall annually, at the re- 

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quest of the town manager, submit to him in writing a de- 
tailed estimate of the appropriations required for the effi- 
cient and proper conduct of their respective departments 
and offices during the next fiscal year. On or before the first 
day of December of each year, the town manager shall sub- 
mit to each member of the finance committee and of the 
board of selectmen a copy of his annual budget, which shall 
contain a careful, detailed estimate of the probable expendi- 
tures of the town for the ensuing fiscal year, including a 
statement of the amounts required to meet the interest and 
maturing bonds and notes or other indebedness of the town, 
and showing specifically the amount necessary to be provid- 
ed for each office, department and activity, together with a 
statement of the expenditures for the same purposes in the 
two preceding years and an estimate of expenditures for 
the current year. He shall also submit a statement showing 
all revenues received by the town in the two preceding 
years, together with an estimate of the receipts of the cur- 
rent year and an estimate of the amount of income from all 
sources of revenue exclusive of taxes upon property in the 
ensuing year. He shall also report to said committee and to 
the selectmen the probable amount required to be levied and 
raised by taxation to defray all of the proposed expendi- 
tures and liabilities of the town, together with an estimate 
of the tax rate necessary therefor. 

Section 16. By-Laivs, Rules, etc. — All laws, by-laws, 
votes, rules and regulations in force in the town of Andover 
on the effective date of this act, or any portion thereof, not 
inconsistent with its provisions, whether enacted by autho- 
rity of the town or any other authority, shall continue in 
full force and effect until otherwise provided by law, by-law 
or vote ; all other laws, by-laws, votes, rules and regulations, 
so far as they refer to the town of Andover, are hereby re- 
pealed and annulled, but such repeal shall not revive any 
pre-existing enactment. 

Section 17. Contracts. — No contract existing and 
no action at law or suit in equity, or other proceeding pend- 

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ing at the time this act is accepted, or at the time of revo- 
cation of such acceptance, shall be affected by such accept- 
ance or revocation. 

Section 18. Submission of Act and Time of Taking 
Effect. — This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the 
qualified voters of the town of Andover at the first annual 
town election or state election after passage of this act. The 
vote shall be taken by ballot in accordance with the provi- 
sions of the General Laws, so far as the same shall be ap- 
plicable, in answer to the following question, which shall be 
placed upon the ballot to be used at said election : — "Shall 
an act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six entitled 'An act establishing a select- 
men-town manager plan for the town of Andover' be accept- 
ed by the town " If a majority of the voters voting on this 
question vote in the affirmative, said act shall take effect 
immediately for the purpose of the next annual town elect- 
ion, and for all things relating thereto, and shall take full 
effect beginning with said following election. It shall be the 
duty of all town officials having to do with elections and 
holding office at the time of acceptance to do, in compliance 
with law, all things necessary for the nomination and elect- 
tion of officers first to be elected under this act. 

If this act is rejected when first submitted it shall again 
be submitted at the second following annual town election, 
and if accepted shall take effect as hereinbefore provided. 

If this act is rejected for the second time it shall be again 
submitted at the annual town election in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-nine, and if accepted shall take effect as 
hereinbefore provided. If this act is again rejected when so 
submitted for the third time, it shall thereupon become void. 

Section 19. Revocation of Acceptance. — At any time 
after the expiration of five years from the date of accept- 
ance of this act, and less than ninety days before the date 
of an annual meeting, a petition signed by not less than 
fifteen per cent of the registered voters of the town may be 
filed with the selectmen, requesting that the question of re- 

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voking the acceptance of this act be submitted to the voters. 
No such petition shall be valid unless notice thereof shall 
be published by the selectmen for at least two consecutive 
weeks in a newspaper having general circulation in the 
town, the last publication to be at least thirty days prior to 
said annual meeting. The selectmen shall thereupon direct 
the town clerk to cause the said question to be printed on 
the official ballot to be used at the next annual election in the 
following form: — "Shall the acceptance by the town of 
Andover of an act passed by the General Court in the year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-six, entitled 'An act establishing 
a selectmen-town manager plan for the town of Andover' 
be revoked?" If such revocation is favored by a majority of 
the voters voting thereon, this act shall cease to be opera- 
tive on and after the annual meeting next following such 
vote. All general laws respecting town administration and 
town officers and any special laws relative to said town, the 
operation of which has been suspended or superseded by 
acceptance of this act, shall be revived by such revocation 
and shall continue to be in full force and effect. By-laws, 
votes, rules and regulations in force when such revocation 
takes effect, so far as they are consistent with the general 
laws respecting town administration and town officers and 
with special laws relating to said town, shall not be affected 
thereby, but any other by-laws, votes, rules and regulations 
inconsistent with such general or special laws shall be an- 
nulled. If such revocation is not favored by a majority of 
the voters voting thereon, no further petition therefor shall 
be filed under this section oftener than once in every five 
years thereafter. 



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House No. 3165 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

House of Representatives, July9 ,1956. 

The committee on Towns, to whom was referred the peti- 
tion (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3115) of Howell M. 
Stillman and another for legislation to establish a select- 
men-town manager plan for the town of Andover, report 
the accompayning bill (House, No. 3165). 

For the committee, 

JOHN F, DOLAN. 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

In the Year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-Six 

An Act Establishing a Selectmen-Town Manager Plan 

For the Town of Andover 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the 
same, as follows : 

Section 1. Board of Selectmen. — At the first town elec- 
tion following the acceptance of this act the registered vo- 
ters of the town of Andover shall elect five selectmen of 
whom two shall serve for terms of three years, two for 
terms of two years, and one for a term of one year. At each 
annual town election thereafter the voters shall elect in 
place of those selectmen whose terms are about to expire 
a like number of selectmen to serve for terms of three 
years. When a vacancy occurs in the office of selectmen, the 
remaining selectmen may at any time prior to the next town 
election appoint a qualified person to serve as selectman 
until such election, at which election the voters shall elect 
a selectman to serve for the unexpired portion, if any, of the 
original term. The selectmen in office at the time of said 
first election shall continue in office until their successors 

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are elected and qualified. 

Section 2. Other Elected Officials. — In addition to the 
selectmen, the registered voters of the town shall continue 
to elect the following officials in accordance with any ap- 
plicable statutes, by-laws and votes of the town : — 

(a) A moderator. 

(b) A school committee. 

(c) Elected Trustees of Punchard Free School. 

(d) Trustees of Cornell Fund. 

(e) Andover Housing Authority. 

The term of office of any elective office, board or com- 
mittee so continued, under this section, shall not be in- 
terrupted. Every other elective office, board or commission 
shall be terminated as hereinafter provided, any other pro- 
visions of law to the contrary notwithstanding. The term 
of office of any person elected to any office, board or com- 
mission existing at the time of such acceptance and termin- 
ated hereunder shall continue until such first town election 
and until the appointment and qualification of his successor, 
if any, and thereafter the said offices, boards and commis- 
sions shall be abolished and all powers, duties and obliga- 
tions conferred or imposed thereon by law, except as pro- 
vided by this act, shall be conferred and imposed upon the 
selectmen and exercised by the town manager to the extent 
hereinafter provided. The powers, duties and responsibili- 
ties of elected officials shall be as now or hereafter provided 
by applicable statutes and by-laws and votes of the town, 
except as otherwise expressly provided herein. 

Section 3. Appointed Officials. — (a) The selectmen 
shall appoint a town manager as provided in section six, 
who may thereafter be removed as provided in section eight. 

(b) The selectmen shall appoint a zoning board of ap- 
peals, a planning board of appeals, officers and registrars 
of voters other than the town clerk, a town accountant, and 
may, after such notice and hearing as they may deem ad- 
visable, remove any person so appointed for cause. 

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(c) The moderator shall appoint such boards, committees 
and officers, including a finance committee, as he may now 
or hereafter be directed to appoint by any applicable law, 
by-law or vote of the town. 

(d) The town manager shall appoint, subject to the ap- 
proval of the board of selectmen, upon merit and fitness 
alone, and may, subject to the provisions of chapter thirty- 
one of the General Laws where applicable, remove for cause 
a town clerk, town treasurer, tax collector, a board of public 
health, a board of public welfare, a planning board, a board 
of assessors, the board of library trustees, the town counsel, 
and all other officers, boards, committees and employees of 
the town, with the exception of the elected officials specified 
in section two, and employees of such elected officials. 

Section 4. Memberships, Terms, Powers, Duties and 
Responsibilities. — The number of members of boards, 
commissions and committees so appointed as provided in 
the preceding section, the length of the term of each mem- 
ber thereof and of officers so appointed, and the powers, 
duties and responsibilities of the same shall be as now or 
hereafter provided by any applicable law, by-law or vote of 
the town, except as herein otherwise provided. Upon ap- 
pointment and qualification of the various officials as pro- 
vided for in section three, the term of office and all powers 
and duties of each person theretofore holding each such 
office shall cease and be terminated. 

Officers, boards, commissions and committees appointed 
by the town manager shall possess all the powers and rights 
and shall be subject to all the duties and liabilities specifi- 
cally conferred or imposed by any applicable provision of 
law upon them or upon officers, boards, commissions or com- 
mittees having corresponding powers and duties, but in the 
performance thereof they shall be subject to the general 
supervision of the town manager. 

Section 5. Multiple Offices. — A member of the board 
of selectmen, or of the school committee elected after the 
acceptance of this act, or of the finance committee, shall 

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during the term for which he was elected or appointed, be 
ineligible to hold any other elective or appointive town 
office or position. Any person elected or appointed to any 
other office, board, commission or committee under the pro- 
visions of this act or of any general or special law, shall be 
eligible, during his term of office, for election or appoint- 
ment to any other town office, board, commission or com- 
mittee, except that the town accountant shall not be eligible 
to hold the office of town treasurer or town collector. 

Subject to the approval of the selectmen the town manag- 
er may, but without additional compensation therefor, as- 
sume the powers, duties and responsibilities of any office 
which he is authorized to fill by appointment, such assump- 
tion to be evidenced by and effective upon the filing with the 
town clerk of a written declaration of such assumption sign- 
ed by the town manager, except he shall not appoint himself 
as a member of any board or committee. 

Section 6. Appointment of Town Manager. — The se- 
lectmen shall appoint, as soon as practicable after the first 
town election following acceptance of this act or after the 
occurrence of any vacancy, for a term of five years, a town 
manager who shall be a person especially fitted by educa- 
tion, training and previous full-time paid experience in a 
responsible administrative position in municipal govern- 
ment, to perform the duties of his office. The town manager 
shall be appointed without regard to his political beliefs. He 
need not be a resident of the town when appointed, but shall 
be a resident of the town during his term of office. 
He may be appointed for successive terms of office. No hold- 
er of elective office in the town shall within five years of 
holding such office be eligible for appointment as town ma- 
nager. Before entering upon the duties of his office the town 
manager shall be sworn to the faithful and impartial per- 
formance thereof by the town clerk, or by a justice of the 
peace. He shall execute a bond in favor of the town for the 
faithful performance of his duties in such sum and with 
such surety or sureties as may be fixed or approved by the 
selectmen, the premium for said bond to be paid by the 
town. 

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Section 7. Acting Manager. — The town manager may 
designate, by letter filed with the town clerk, a qualified of- 
ficer of the town to perform his duties during his temporary 
absence or disability. Pending the appointment of a town 
manager or the filling of any vacancy or the failure of the 
town manager to designate a temporary manager, or during 
the suspension of the town manager, the selectmen shall ap- 
point a suitable person to perform the duties of the office. 

Section 8. Removal of Manager. — The selectmen, by 
a majority vote of the full membership of the board, may 
remove the town manager. At least thirty days before such 
proposed removal shall become effective, the selectmen shall 
file a preliminary resolution with the town clerk setting 
forth in detail the specific reasons for his proposed removal, 
a copy of which resolution shall be sent by registered mail 
to the town manager. The manager may reply in writing to 
the resolution and may request a public hearing. If the ma- 
nager so requests, the board of selectmen shall hold a public 
hearing not earlier than twenty days nor later than thirty 
days after the filing of such request. After such public hear- 
ing, if any, otherwise at the expiration of thirty days fol- 
lowing the filing of the preliminary resolution, and after 
full consideration, the selectmen, by a majority vote of the 
full membership of the board, may adopt a final resolution 
of removal. In the preliminary resolution, the selectmen 
may suspend the manager from duty, but in any case his 
salary shall continue to be paid until the expiration of one 
month .after the date of the final resolution of removal. 

Section 9. Compensation of Manager. — The town ma- 
nager shall receive such compensation for his services as the 
selectmen shall determine, but it shall not exceed the amount 
appropriated therefor by the town. 

Section 10. Potvers and Duties of Manager. — In addi- 
tion to other powers and duties expressly provided for in 
this act, the town manager shall have the following powers 
and duties : — 

(a) The town manager shall supervise and direct and 
shall be responsible for the efficient administration of all 

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offices, boards and committees appointed by him and their 
respective departments. He shall, in addition, supervise and 
direct and shall be responsible for the efficient administra- 
tion of any agency or activity of the town not subject to his 
appointment or control, including the Andover Housing Au- 
thority, but only at such time and to such extent and for 
such period as the elected officials having control of such 
agency or activity may, with the consent of the selectmen, 
determine. 

(b) The town manager, in accordance with the provisions 
of this act and except as otherwise expressly prohibited by 
the General Laws, may reorganize, consolidate or abolish 
departments, commissions, boards or offices under his di- 
rection and supervision, in whole or in part, may establish 
such new departments, commissions, boards or offices as he 
deems necessary, and in so doing, may transfer the duties 
and powers, and, so far as possible in accordance with the 
vote of the town, the appropriation of one department, com- 
mission, board or office to another. 

(c) The town manager shall fix the compensation of all 
town officers and employees appointed by him, subject to 
any applicable provisions of chapter thirty-one of the Ge- 
neral Laws. 

(d) The town manager shall keep full and complete re- 
cords of his office and shall render as often as may be re- 
quired by the selectmen a full report of all operations du- 
ring the period reported on. 

(e) The town manager shall keep the selectmen fully ad- 
vised as to the needs of the town, and shall recommend to 
the selectmen for adoption such measures requiring action 
by them or by the town as he may deem necessary or ex- 
pedient. 

(f)The town manager shall have jurisdiction over the 
rental and use of all town property, except schools. He shall 
be responsible for the maintenance and repairs of all town 
property, except school buildings and grounds. He shall be 
responsible for the preparation of plans and the supervision 
of work on all construction, reconstruction, alterations, im- 

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provements and other undertakings authorized by the town, 
subject, however, to the approval of the school committee 
with respect to plans for the construction or improvement 
of school buildings or property. 

(g) The town manager shall administer, either directly 
or through a person or persons appointed by him in accord- 
ance with this act, all provisions of general and special laws 
applicable to said town, all by-laws and all regulations es- 
tablished by the selectmen. 

(h) The town manager shall, with the approval of the se- 
lectmen, have the authority to prosecute, defend or compro- 
mise all litigation to which the town is a party. 

(i) The town manager shall perform such other duties 
consistent with his office as may be required of him by the 
by-laws or vote of the town or by the vote of the selectmen. 

(j) The town manager shall have access to all town books 
and papers for information necessary for the proper per- 
formance of his duties, and may, without notice, cause the 
affairs of any department or activity under his control, or 
the conduct of any officer or employee thereof, to be 
examined. 

(k) The town manager shall purchase all supplies, ma- 
terials and equipment except library books and related 
printed and audio-visual material, and shall award all con- 
tracts for all departments and activities of the town under 
his supervision; and he shall make all purchases, except 
school text-books, for departments or activities not under 
his supervision but only upon and in accordance with a re- 
quisition duly signed by the head of any such department. 

Section 11. Investigation of Claims. — Whenever any 
payroll, bill or other claim against the town is presented to 
the town manager, he shall, if the same seems to him to be 
of doubtful validity, excessive in amount, or otherwise con- 
trary to the interests of the town, refer it to the selectmen, 
who shall immediately investigate the facts and determine 
what, if any, payment should be made. Pending such inves- 
tigation and determination by the selectmen, payment shall 
be withheld. 

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Section 12. Approval of Warrants. — The town ma- 
nager shall be the chief fiscal officer of the town. Warrants 
for the payment of town funds prepared by the town ac- 
countant, in accordance with the provisions of section fifty- 
six of Chapter forty-one of the General Laws, shall be sub- 
mitted to the town manager. The approval of any such war- 
rant by the town manager, or in his absence the acting town 
manager, shall be sufficient authority to authorize payment 
by the town treasurer, but the selectmen shall approve all 
warrants in the event of the absence of the town manager, 
acting town manager or a vacancy in the office of town 
manager. 

Section 13. Fees paid to Treasury. — The aggregate 
compensation of each town officer or employee appointed 
by the town manager shall be limited to the amount esta- 
blished in accordance with the provisions of this act, and 
all fees received in accordance with the provisions of any 
general or special law shall be paid into the treasury of the 
town. 

Section 14. Certain Officers not to make Contracts 
with the Town. — It shall be unlawful for any selectman, 
the town manager, or any other elective or appointive offi- 
cial of the town, directly or indirectly, to make a contract 
with the town, or to receive any reward from, or any share 
in the profits of, any person or corporation making or per- 
forming such contract, unless the official concerned, imme- 
diately upon learning of the existence of such contract, or 
that such a contract is proposed, shall notify the selectmen 
and the town manager, by registered mail, of the contract 
and of the nature of his interest therein, and shall abstain 
from doing any official act on behalf of the town in refer- 
ence thereto. In case such interest exists on the part of an 
officer whose duty it is to make such a contract on behalf of 
the town, the contract may be made by another officer of 
the town duly authorized thereto by vote of the selectmen. 
Violation of any provision of this section shall render the 
contract in respect to which such violation occurs voidable 
at the option of the town. Any person violating any pro- 

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vision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more 
than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 15. Estimate of Expenditures. — All boards, 
officers and committees of the town shall annually, at the 
request of the town manager, submit to him in writing a de- 
tailed estimate of the appropriations required for the effi- 
cient and proper conduct of their respective departments 
and offices during the next fiscal year. On or before the first 
day of December of each year, the town manager shall sub- 
mit to each member of the finance committee and of the 
board of selectmen a copy of his annual budget, which shall 
contain a careful, detailed estimate of the probable expendi- 
tures of the town for the ensuing fiscal year, including a 
statement of the amounts required to meet the interest and 
maturing bonds and notes or other indebtedness of the 
town, and showing specifically the amount necessary to be 
provided for each office, department and activity, together 
with a statement of the expenditures for the same purposes 
in the two preceding years and an estimate of expenditures 
for the current year. He shall also submit a statement show- 
ing all revenues received by the town in the two preceding 
years, together with an estimate of the receipts of the cur- 
rent year and an estimate of the amount of income from all 
sources of revenue exclusive of taxes upon property in the 
ensuing year. He shall also report to said committee and to 
the selectmen the probable amount required to be levied and 
raised by taxation to defray all of the proposed expenditures 
and liabilities of the town, together with an estimate of the 
tax rate necessary therefor. 

Section 16. By-Laivs, Rules, etc. — All laws, by-laws, 
votes, rules and regulations in force in the town of Andover 
on the effective date of this act, or any portion thereof, not 
inconsistent with its provisions, whether enacted by autho- 
rity of the town or any other authority, shall continue in full 
force and effect until otherwise provided by law, by-law or 
vote ; all other laws, by-laws, votes, rules and regulations, so 
far as they refer to the town of Andover, are hereby re- 

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pealed and annulled, but such repeal shall not revive any 
pre-existing enactment. 

Section 17. Contracts. — No contract existing and no 
action at law or suit in equity, or other proceeding pending 
at the time this act is accepted, or at the time of revocation 
of such acceptance, shall be affected by such acceptance or 
revocation. 

Section 18. Submission of Act and Time of Taking Ef- 
fect. — This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the 
qualified voters of the town of Andover at the first annual 
town election after passage of this act. The vote shall be 
taken by ballot in accordance with the provisions of the Ge- 
neral Laws, so far as the same shall be applicable, in an- 
swer to the following question, which shall be placed upon 
the ballot to be used at said election : — "Shall an act passed 
by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty- 
six entitled 'An act establishing a selectmen-town manager 
plan for the town of Andover' be accepted by the town?" If 
a majority of the voters voting on this question vote in the 
affirmative, said act shall take effect immediately for the 
purpose of the next annual town election, and for all things 
relating thereto, and shall take full effect beginning with 
said following election. It shall be the duty of all town offi- 
cials having to do with elections and holding office at the 
time of acceptance to do, in compliance with law, all things 
necessary for the nomination and election of officers first 
to be elected under this act. 

If this act is rejected when first submitted it shall again 
be submitted at the second following annual town election, 
and if accepted shall take effect as hereinbefore provided. 

If this act is rejected for the second time it shall be again 
submitted at the annual town election in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-nine, and if accepted shall take effect as 
hereinbefore provided. If this act is again rejected when so 
submitted for the third time, it shall thereupon become void. 

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Section 19. Revocation of Acceptance. — At any time 
after the expiration of three years from the date of accept- 
ance of this act, and less than ninety days before the date of 
an annual meeting, a petition signed by not less than ten per 
cent of the registered voters of the town may be filed with 
the selectmen, requesting that the question of revoking the 
acceptance of this act be submitted to the voters. No such 
petition shall be valid unless notice thereof shall be publish- 
ed by the selectmen for at least two consecutive weeks in a 
newspaper having general circulation in the town, the last 
publication to be at least thirty days prior to said annual 
meeting. The selectmen shall thereupon direct the town 
clerk to cause the said question to be printed on the official 
ballot to be used at the next annual election in the following 
form: — "Shall the acceptance by the town of Andover of 
an act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifty-six, entitled 'An act establishing a select- 
men-town manager plan for the town of Andover' be revok- 
ed?" If such revocation is favored by a majority of the vot- 
ers voting thereon, this act shall cease to be operative on 
and after the annual meeting next following such vote. All 
general laws respecting town administration and town offi- 
cers, and any special laws relative to said town, the opera- 
tion of which has been suspended or superseded by accept- 
ance of this act, shall be revived by such revocation and 
shall continue to be in full force and effect. By-laws, votes, 
rules and regulations in force when such revocation takes 
effect, so far as they are consistent with the general laws 
respecting town administration and town officers and with 
special laws relating to said town, shall not be affected 
thereby, but any other by-laws, votes, rules and regulations 
inconsistent with such general or special laws shall be an- 
nulled. If such revocation is not favored by a majority of the 
voters voting thereon, no further petition therefor shall be 
filed under this section oftener than once in every three 
years thereafter. 



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Town of Andover — Jury List 



JUNE, 1956 



Adams, George J. 
Andersen, Herbert H. Jr. 
Anderson, Edward A. 
Anderson, Ernest E. 
Auty, Annie G. 
Avery John 
Babb, Benjamin 
Bachmann, Herbert L. 
Ball, J. Rodney Jr. 
Barrett, John J. 
Barrett, Joseph F. 
Barron, Thomas L. 
Bateson, James 
Baxter, James G. 
Bell, Audrey I. 
Bentley, Charles T. 
Best, George E. 
Black, Alexander P. 
Blake, Preston H. 
Blomquist, Bror G. 
Blunt, Thomas D. 
Boddy, Leonard D. 
Bolten, John Jr. 
Born, Elizabeth G. 
Bowen, Harold G. 
Bowen, Thelma F. 
Bowman, Priscilla H. 
Bramley, Maude P. 
Bredbury, Thomas F. 
Brimner, Robert C. 
Bronson, Henry G. 
Brookover, Andrew J. 
Brouillard, Joseph E. 
Brown, George B. 
Brown, Gladys P. 



Cable Splicer 28 Pasho Street 
Draftsman 144 High Plain Rd. 
Retired 3 Wiliam St. 

Poultry Farmer Balardvale Rd. 
Housewife 6 Chestnut St. 

Engineer 36 Morton St. 

Retired 48 Balmoral St. 

Custodian 18 Stratford Rd. 

Prod. Ctr'l Clerk 10 Lincoln Cir. 
Clerk 11 Henderson Ave. 

Salesman 102 Chestnut St. 

Transport'n Haggetts Pond Rd. 
Truck Driver 51 Red Spring Rd. 
Manager 43 Lowell St. 

Housewife 22 Marland B. V. 
Mach. Op. 25 Andover St., B. V. 
Wool Business 4 Argyle St. 

Foreman 79 Chestnut St. 

Food Mdse. Brok'r 7 Stratf d Rd. 
Electrician 49 Union St. 

Salesman 70 Salem St. 

Selm-employed 345 River Rd. 
Factory Mgr. Geneva Rd. 

Bk'p'r-Steno. 21 Canterbury St. 
Public Accountant 21 Argyle St. 
Housewife 9 Argyle St. 

Housewife 67 Chestnut St. 

Housewife Appletree Lane 

Extractor 35 Pine St. 

Clerk 34 Lowell St. 

Auto. Dealer 7 Chandler Rd. 
Consultant 55 Lincoln St. 

General Contractor Bailey Rd. 
Retired 29 Main St. 

Housewife 104 Chestnut St. 



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Brown, Mary W. 
Bruce, George R. 
Buchan, Ada A. 
Burbine, Jerome J. 
Burns, Donald S. 
Bush, Mary S. 
Bushway, George F. 
Butler, Carolyn P. 
Byers, Dorothy H. 
Byrne, Beatrice M. 
Byrne, B. Claire 
Cairnie, Henry 
Cardella, Guiseppe 
Carver, John H. 
Cate, Gilbert A. 
Cecill, Alice G. 
Chadwick, Agnens S. 
Cambers, Arthur S. 
Christie, William 
Clossey, Mary A. 
Clough, Harry E. 
Cole, John N. II 
Connolly, Thomas J. 
Coon, Raymond H. 
Costello, Dorcas C. 
Cristaldi, Carmeline J. 
Crocket, Douglas R. 
Crompton, Fred 
Cutler, Barbara B. 
Dalrympple, James W. 
Davis, Edward B. 
Davis, Percy R. W. 
Disbrow, Herbert E. 
Dockray, Lance W. 
Doherty, James D. 
Domingue, Robert P. 
Dooley, Helen C. 
Doucette, Lucy E. 



Housewife Haggetts Pond Rd. 
Salesman 29 Center St., B. V. 
Secretary 50 Whittier St. 

Chore Man 8 Lewis St. 

Stock Broker 16 Lockway Rd. 
Sales Clerk Osgood St, 

Foreman 64 Red Spring Rd. 
Housewife 98 Cheever Cir. 

Housewife off Phillips St. 

Housewwife 19 Canterbury St. 
Student 19 Canterbury St. 

Ship. Clerk 120 North Main St. 
Asst. Mgr. 149 Chestnut St. 
Salesman 24 Chandler Rd. 

Cashier 12 Cedar Rd. 

Houseewife Ballardvale Rd. 
Housewife 160 Lowell St. 

Farmer Lowell St. 

Hosp. Attendnt 36 Burnham Rd. 
Store Mgr. 221 Highland Rd. 
Ins. Agent 117 Chestnut St. 
Asst. Mgr. 10 Wolcott Ave. 

P. 0. Clerk 30 Avon St. 

Teacher 48 Morton St. 

Housewife 47 Bartlett St. 

Secretary 4 Allen St. 

Admin. Asst. 144 Shawsheen Rr. 
Parts Mgr. Lowell St. 

Housewife 99 Shawsheen Rd. 
Accountant 6 Beacon St. 

Purch. Agt. 61 Center St. B. V. 
Asst. Treas. 26 Riverina Rd. 
Farmer Chandler Rd. 

Supervisor 1 Coolidge Rd. 

Ins. Broker 9 Juniper Rd. 

Foreman 1 Locke St. 

Secretary 66 Pine St. 

Housewife 347 And. St. B. V. 



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Dow, Helen P. 
Dowd, Edward J. 
Downs, William T. 
Doyle, Lydia L. 
Duffy, Joan J. 
Duffy, Joseph G. 
Dufton, George F. 
Duhamel, Arthur C. 
Dunlop, Helen F. 
Dunn, Harold C. 
Durant, George C. 
Dwyeer, Wilfred T. 
Eastman, Rachael D. 
Eastman, Weston D. 
Ellis, Edward C. 
Ellis, Franklin T. 
Fallon, Joseph E. Jr. 
Field, Pauluine D. 
Fleming, John J. 
Forbes, Elizabeth W. 
Forbees, John M. 
Forsythe, George 
Fox, Pauline B. 
Froburg, Frank W. 
Gerrish, Winifred S. 
Gibson, Ralph D. 
Gilcreast, Cleveland 
Gilfoy, Elven W. 
Gillen, Anna B. 
Giovinco, Pasquale 
Giovinco, Rose 
Glynn, John F. 
Goddard, Harold C. Jr. 
Goldthwaite, Eleanor F. 
Goodwin, Robert G. 
Gordon, William 
Gorrie, Everett R. 
Gouck, Harry H. 



Housewife 

Salesman 

Fireman 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Vice-Pres. 



8 Beacon St. 

13 Pasho St. 

147 Elm St. 

7 Foster Circle 

4 Aruundel St. 

4 Arundel St. 



Real Est. & Builder 7 Argyle St. 
Service Mgr. 371 No. Main St. 
Housewife 20 Arundel St. 

Res. Mgr. 151 Chestnut St. 

Printer 18 Lucerne Dr. 

Ind. Rel. Mgr. 5 Fletcher St. 
Housewife 20 William St. 

Real Est., Ins. Agt 18 Argyle St. 
Mechanic 52 Morton St. 

Retired 109 Elm St. 

Accountant 58 Maple Ave. 

Housewife 5 Wolcott Ave. 

Landlord 37 Maple Ave. 

Housewife Osgood St. 

Traffic Mgr. Osgood St. 

Textile Eng. 61 Chester St. B.V. 
Housewife 17 Appletree Lane 
Truck Dri. 28 Marland St., B.V. 
Housewife 27 Enmore St. 

Sales 108 High Plain Rd. 

Gen. Mgr. 23 Bartlett St. 

Mechanic 29 Summer St. 

At Home 43 High St. 

Ex. Mgr. 1 Ayer St. 

Sales Clerk 1 Ayer St. 

Con. & Buii. 77 Whittier St. 
Cost Acct. 59 Shawsheen Rd. 
Housewife Jenkins Rd. 

Civil Eng. 8 Central St. 

Retired 80 Poor St. 

Asst. Under. 108 Summer St. 
Salesman 10 Burnham Rd. 



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Grant, Glen W. 
Grant, Rankin D. 
Gray, Claremont I. N. 
Harnedy, William A. 
Haselton, George C. 
Hatch, William G. 
Hatton, Robert B. 
Henderson, Alexander H. 
Henderson, Edna E. 
Hickey, Vincent P. 
Higgins, Frederick A. 
Hill, Charles A. 
Hill, Erma L. 
Hill, William R. 
Hogan, Daniel E. 
Holland, Robert C. 
Horan, Joseph A. 
Howe, Raymond W. 
Hoyer, Raymond A. 
Innes, Andrew M. 
Jagger, Margaret E. 
Jaspert, Eileen M. 
Johnson, Harold A. 
Johnson, Howard B. 
Kelley, Sheerwood W. 
Keellmurray, Mary E. 
Kimball, Elizabeth W. 
Kimball, Ralph A. 
King, Mary E. 
Kinsman, Ieslie S. 
Lamb, Frances C. 
Lambert, John F. 
Law, Don B. 
Ledbetter, Jack D. 
Lindholm, Edward M. 
Livingston, Clinton R. 
Locke, Arthur T. 
Locke, Richard G. 



Furniture Maker Osgood St. 
Maint. Mach. Wobuurn St. 
Rbb'r Roll Bl. 32 Wash'ton Ave. 
Corp. Treas. 2 Carisbrooke St. 
Manager 11 Cheever Circle 

Technician 215 Lupine Rd. 

Chem. Engr. 12 Stratford Rd. 
Builder Con. 21 Argilla Rd. 
Housewife Haggetts Pond Rd. 
Accountant 232 No. Main St. 
Treas., Gen Mgr. 44 Central St. 
Retired 68 Essex St. 

Housewife 23 Central St. 

Storekeeper 23 Central St. 

Asst. Gen Mgr. 26 Morton St. 
Supervisor 211 Chestnut St. 
Field Worker Chandler Rd. 

Real. Est. & Ins. 19 Arundel St. 
Sales Mgr. Wildwood Rr. 

Fire Ins. Un. 17 Canterbury St. 
Housewife 20 Hall Ave., B. V. 
Housewife 35 Alden Rd. 

Salesman 48 High Plain Rd. 
Chief Engineer 66 Carmel Rd. 
Self-employed 16 Cooldige Rd. 
Housewife 84 Maple Ave. 

Housewife 50 School St. 

Real Estate 25 Appletree Lane 
Housewife 4 Sutherland St. 

Greeenskeeper 18 Summer St. 
Houeswife 54 Lowell St. 

Sales Research 13 Brook St. 
Insurance Trainee 4 Cuba St. 
Ins. Agent Cutler Rd. 

Naval Architect 44 Chestnut St. 
Florist 158 Andover St. 

Clerk 22 Brechin Terrace 

Contractor 3 Windsor St. 



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Luce, Rowland E. 
Lunudgren, Donald E. 
Lyle, George H. 
Macartney, Robert J. 
Manock, Louise B. 
Marjerison, Thomas S. Jr. 
Marsden, Phillips B. Jr. 
Marshall, Clifford E. 
Marshall , Kenneth S. 
Marshall, Ruth S. 
Marson, Virgil 
Martin, James S. 
McCarthy, Helen C. 
McSherry, Jean 
Mitchell, Robert C. 
Moriarty, John F. 
Morrisroe, Lawrence P. 
Muller, Walter F. 
Mulvey, Joseph A. 
Mason, Lewis P . 
Newman, Winthrop R. 
Newton, Lester C. 
Nicoll, Frank L. 
Northey, Helen L. 
Northup, Robert G. 
Nowell, Barbara S. 
Noyes, Catherine J. 
Ortstein, Herbert L. 
Packard, Leslie 
Paige, Alice E. 
Pariseau, Dorothy F. 
Patterson, Willard H. 
Pearson, Walter 
Peatman, Arthur 
Pettit, Stephen H. 
Piper, Irving 0. 
Pitman, Douglas B. 
Plummer, Frederick A. 



Furn. Dealer 19 Summer St. 
Funeral Dir. 249 Highland Rd. 
Machinist Woburn St., B. V. 
Clothing Mer. 274 Argilla Rd. 
Secretary 257 Andover St., B.V. 
Paymaster 87 Burnham Rd. 

Salesman 9 Lockway Rd. 

Cashier 22 Pasho St. 

Supervisor 28 Chandler Rd. 

Housewife 22 Pasho St. 

Self-employed Argilla Rd. 

Auto Sales 3 Washington Ave. 
Executive 11 Beech Circle 

Clerk 78 Pine St. 

Electrician 12 Tewksbury St.BV 
Labor Rel. Dpt. 154 High Plain 
Bank Examiner 70 Summer St. 
Clerk 49 Whittier St. 

Laundry Mgr. 87 Chestnut St. 
Operative 145 River St., B. V. 
Attendant 121 Elm St. 

Retired 33 Pasho St. 

Painter 2 Stratford Rd. 

Housewife Rocky Hill Road 
Airplane Mech. River St., B. V. 
Clerk 63 Chestnut St. 

Housewife 385 No. Main St. 
Research Director 9 Binney St. 
P'ing Spe'ist 75 Shawsheen Rd. 
Housewife 53 Salem St. 

Housewife 34 Chandler Rd. 

Chemical Operator Upland Rd. 
Salesman 4 Maple Ave. 

Yard Foreman Cutler Rd. 

Financial Super. 2 Beech Circle 
Clerk 29 Canterbury St. 

Clerk 78 Salem St. 

Clerk 26 Sutherland St. 



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Rhoads, William W. 
Richardson, Norman B. 
Riley, T. John 
Robb, David B. 
Robertson, Foster G. 
Robertson, Francis C. Jr 
Robinson, Edward W. 
Robinson, Helen L. 
Rogers Irving E. 
Roundy, Glenn H. 
Russell, J. Elwyn 
Rutter, Harold A. 
Saber, Hyman A. 
Seero, Edward V. 
Sellars, Harry 
Serio, Joseph 
Shaw, Clinton D. 
Sheeley, Russell F. 
Sherry, Richard A. 
Smalley, Bart F. 
Smith, Hollis A. 
Snow, George A. 
Southwell, Lynn C. 
Stack, Robert A. 
Stowers, Anna M. 
Sutton, Osborne 
Sutton, Thomas W. 
Tapley, Fred J. 
Taylor, Ruth P. 
Taylor, Thomas D. 
Thompson, Gordon M. 
Thompson, Shirley M. 
Tremblay, John W. 
Trott, Robert L. 
Turner, Eric T. 
Turner, Harvey G. 
Van Auken, Frederic F. 
Veit, Ethel H. 



Retired 15 Cabot Rd. 

Salesman 20 Walnut Ave. 

Packaging Eng. 38 Chestnut St. 
Janitor 32 Park St. 

Bldg. Super. 7 Canterbury St. 
Steam-fitter 17 Burnham Rd, 
Ins. Agent 5 Lockway Rd. 

Housewife 127 River Rd. 

News'pr Plshr. Sunset Rock Rd. 
Executive 28 Wolcott Ave. 

Acct. Anal'st 29 Chester St. BV 
Note Teller 18 Canterbury St. 
Fur Buyer 91 Burnham Rd. 

Asst. Sales Mgr. 98 Chestnut St. 
Salesman 5 Avon St. 

Supervisor Lowell Jet. Rd. B. V. 
Salesman Wildwood Rd. 

Main. Elec. 183 Summer St. 
Dairyman 247 Andover St., BV 
Car Rep'rman 35 Hall Ave. B.V. 
Staff Sec. 3 Stirling St. 

Sales Represent. 14 BinneySt. 
Switchb'd Op. 19 Burnham Rd. 
Machinist 20 Summer St. 

Housewife 89 Main St. 

Caterer 119 Chestnut St. 

Meter Man Love joy Rd. 

Overseer 91 High St. 

Office Mgr. 26 Hall Ave., B. V. 
Shop Foreman 79 Lowell St. 
Chemist 14 Arundel St. 

Secretary 28 Canterbury St. 
Lumber Broker 5 Locke St. 

Watchmaker 35 Chandler Cir. 
Devel. Engineer 1 Sweeney Ct. 
Farmer So. Main St. 

Prof. Engineer 7 Virgina Rd. 
Housewife 8 Coolidge Rd. 



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Vigeant, Philip A. 
Wade, Kenneth E. 
Wadman, Homer C. 
Walsh, Mary D. 
Warhurst, Alice V. 
Warhurst, A. Norman 
Watson, William A. 
Webster, Alvin S. 
Weeks, Clarence H. 
Wennik, Harold W. 
West, Howard A. 
Whitcomb, Irving J. 
White, Clyde A. 
White Frances E. 
White, Mildred C. 
Whitside, Charles B. M. 
Whitney, Chester F. Jr. 
Wilkinson, Ernest L. 
Wilkinson, Ruth K. 
Wilson, Kenneth 0. 
Wolfson, Henry M. 
Wood, Cornelius A. 
Young, Dudley A. 
Young, William J. 
Yunggebauer, Fred. 



Stock Clerk, 
Carpenter 
Sup. Super. 
Housewife 
Housewife 
Salesman 
Contractor 
Div. Sales Mgr. 
Retired 66 



7 Anodver St. 

50 High St., B. V. 

193 No . Main St. 

28 Essex St. 

18 Riverina Rd. 

18 Riveerina Rd. 

Bancroft Rd. 

18 Lowell St. 

Chestnut St. 



Laundry Bus. 14 Lucerne Dr. 
Stat. Eng. Haggets Pond Rd. 
Ins. Salesman 36 Central St. 
Auto Sales 163 River St., B. V. 
Secretary 196 Shawsheen Rd. 
Asst. Mgr. Caf . 53 Chandler Rd 
Pur. Agent 165 Shawsheen Rd. 
Meter Reader 739 River Rd. 
Ins. Business Alden Rd. 

Housewife 6 Cabot Rd. 

Service Station 19 Balmoral St, 
Asst. Super. 288 Argilla Rd. 
Trustee 276 No. Main St. 

Laborer 28 Union St. 

Electrician 42 Elm St, 

Merchant 61 Lowell St. 



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Trustees and Staff of Memorial 

Hall Library 



ELINORE L. WASHBURN EDWARD I. ERICKSON 
ALAN R. BLACKMER WILLIAM N. PERRY 

LEO F. DALEY ARTHUR W. REYNOLDS 

JOSEPH SERIO 

Chairman 
ARTHUR W. REYNOLDS 

Secretary 
WILLIAM N. PERRY 

Treasurer 
LEO F. DALEY 

Librarian 
MIRIAM PUTNAM 

MARGARET D. MANNING, Assistant Librarian, in 
charge of Readers' Services 

MARGARET LANE, in charge, Work with Children. 

Memorial Hall Library and Elementary School Libraries 

ALICE L. CARLTON, Elementary School Librarian 

PATRICIA S. WEST, Professional Assista?it 

ELINORE G. BLISS, General Assistant 

ETHEL L. WILSON, General Assistaiit. in charge 
Ballard Vale Branch Library 

GERTRUDE B. HART, Secretarial Assistant 

ELEANORE S. PLUMMER, Secretarial Assistant 

Building Custodian 
EVERETT T. WARD 

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The Memorial Hall Library in a Changing Community 

Little in the community climate in 1956 would contribute 
to complacency on the part of any community agency, the 
library or any other. Exploration by official groups into go- 
vernmental structure, into ways of attracting desirable 
industry, into finding methods of providing for orderly 
growth of population, building, business and public services 
placed a considerable responsibility on town departments as 
well as voters to look at the proposed changes realistically, 
objectively and with the needs of the whole community in 
view. 

Understandably the library felt an additional obligation 
to explore all proposals in the light of how they might affect 
the library and its ability to serve future needs adequately. 

We saw important implications for the library's future in 
the recommendations of the Committee To Study Town Go- 
vernment and similarly, although its full recommendations 
have not as yet been made public, in the future report of the 
Committee on Wage and Job Classification. The Proposed 
Capital Improvement Program submitted by Planning and 
Renewal Associates, whether it is adopted in its entirety or 
not, also has implications for the library. Whatever we may 
do with its proposals concerning the library building, they 
cannot help but enter into the thinking which contributes 
to our action this year. 

The library must have flexibility in the appointment of 
staff, particularly professional staff and in the selection and 
purchase of books and other library materials. It was upon 
those two points that we sought, if not total exemption from 
the Town Manager Plan, which we felt rather logical in 
view of the similarity of the library's function to that of the 
schools which are almost completely exempt, then some 
amendments to the charter which would safeguard these 
two functions. 

The Committee on the Town Manager Plan made the 
changes in the charter necessary to place full responsibility 

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for the selection and purchase of books, other printed and 
audio visual materials in the library's hands but felt that to 
meet its request in the matter of staff appointments would 
be to weaken the plan itself. 

The Library met at the invitation of the Committee on 
Wage and Job Classification with the members of that com- 
mittee to explore library and committee thinking. We ex- 
pect that a personnel bylaw will be presented for vote at 
the March town meeting. We hope that we will be exempted 
from the operation of such a plan, at least so far as pro- 
fessional staff positions are concerned. However, even if 
included, we expect the library to be set up under a special 
category and that our personnel and pay schedules will form 
the basis for this special section. 

As we view what is perhaps the most important problem 
facing the library at this particular time, that of its build- 
ing needs, we are again not unmindful of other community 
projects. Frankly we have been somewhat baffled as to the 
best way to proceed. Why have we, it may well be asked, 
decided to place our building article before the town again, 
particularly in view of two consecutive defeats? We should 
like to make the following points : 

(1) That costs are going up all the time as the 1957 figure 
of $192,000 for the library project indicates, a rise of 
$29,500 over the 1954 figure of $162,500, the year the article 
was first introduced. There seems to be general agreement 
that we are in a period of rising costs and we feel that if 
our plan is a sound one, that there is nothing to be gained 
from waiting. 

(2) That Planning and Renewal Associates have not — or 
so it seems to us — made a clear cut recommendation so far 
as our building program is concerned. Perhaps the report 
has gone as far as it could logically be expected to go. How- 
ever, its recommendation of a town center study, admirable 
as it is, will not be undertaken in 1957 and perhaps not for 
some time to come. 

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(3) That the extensive alterations to the Town Hall would 
seem to indicate that that site will not be available to the 
library as the location of a new functional building for ma- 
ny years to come, if ever, even supposing that the town were 
interested in appropriating $400,000 - $450,000 for a new 
library building within the next four or five years. It is the 
only site, we believe, equally good with our present one. 

(4) That the Capital Expenditures Committee has not yet 
released to the town a time table which would place the 
library in relation to other capital expenditure projects. 

(5) That we are a small department and feel, perhaps not 
unnaturally, that we need to keep our building needs before 
the town so that they will not be lost sight of in light of 
what to many may appear more pressing and certainly are 
more expensive outlays. 

(6) That new industries are being attracted to Andover, 
as is evident in the case of Sylvania-Corning because of the 
cultural advantages — schools, library, museums — that 
Andover has to offer. We feel so far as the library is con- 
cerned an obligation to keep our services at their present 
level and not to allow them to retrogress, because of inade- 
quate building or for any other reason. 

(7) That the school population has practically doubled 
in the last twenty years and it seems self evident that this 
increase, which has made new school buildings necessary, 
should have placed some strain upon our Children's Room, 
apart from whatever effect this growth may have had on 
other parts of the library building. We have quite literally 
outgrown our Children's Room, our work space, our stack 
space. The adequacy of our present adult reading, reference 
and service operations space, is fast diminishing. 

We have always been a high use library and with the type 
of people coming to Andover because of the character of the 
new industries, we expect to continue to be such. In the last 
thirty years, more or less in that period since the library 
was last renovated in 1927, the circulation has increased 

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more rapidly than the population, or 136% to 41%. Other 
figures which have bearing on our present thinking are a 
67% circulation per capita increase, a 95% increase in 
book stock. 

During this period, public libraries have developed ex- 
tremely rapidly with new services reflecting new demands 
and with the inclusion of audio-visual materials as an ac- 
cepted part of its materials collection; indeed to meet mi- 
nimum standards in 1956, libraries must include them. The 
past ten years in particular has seen increased demand upon 
our reference and informational services so that it has been 
necessary to increase our reference holdings to strengthen 
subject collections, to maintain larger files of back issues 
of magazines, which, as is obvious, are great consumers of 
shelf space. Analysis of figures in the last twenty years sup- 
ports this statement of growth in the library's reference 
and informational role. For example in 1935 fiction repre- 
sented 72.4% of all adult materials circulated ; in 1955, only 
46.8%. 

Projections into the future are inconclusive and some- 
what speculative since so many factors can not now be 
known. However at present levels, it would not be unreason- 
able to predict a book collection within the next twenty 
years of from 63,000 to 81,000 books and a total circulation 
ranging from 144,000 to 216,000. 

The changing character of the community has important 
implications for library book purchasing, also. Already book 
requests reflect the changing economic aspects of our area. 
Special libraries in the new plants will take care of most 
needs of research and other staff. However, if this past year 
is indicative, we shall need to make general material avail- 
able in these new fields and in other subjects as demand 
makes necessary. Books on digital computers, electronics, 
plastics, automation in general, occupy shelves once the sole 
possession of books on textiles. Even libraries will use these 
newer electronic devices as the larger of them try to make 

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easily available the rapidly growing fund of knowledge 
which for its effective use by scholars, must take advantages 
of these newer techniques. 

We have worked closely with town committees in build- 
ing up collections of materials which would be useful to 
them in their studies. Hardly any topic of serious concern 
to the town but what material about it can be found in the 
library: job evaluation, zoning, industrial development, 
fluoridation, closed circuit television, town manager plan. 
Special exhibits, too, were directed at placing emphasis 
upon matters of local interest. 

Individual interests have not been lost sight of in the 
concern for community and other demands. A chance com- 
ment to a library staff member about interest in meeting 
with other Civil War enthusiasts, resulted in the formation 
of a Civil War Round Table, which meets every third Mon- 
day at the Library, with assigned topics for. study and mem- 
ber presentation. Civil War enthusiasts, please note. New 
members are welcome. 

A publishing trend which reflects our times may be found 
in the large number of readable books which are available 
to the average reader and which open up to him the wonders 
and new discoveries in the field of science. Popularly writ- 
ten, many of them stand on their own merits and in no way 
can be said to "debase the coin of science". This interest is 
further revealed in the sale in 1956 of one hundred thou- 
sand copies of a four volume work on mathematics ! 

An examination of reader and information requests re- 
veals their variety if it does not uncover a particular trend. 
What did people want to know about? Among other things : 
how to take over a mortgage ; to build a telescope ; the cor- 
rect spelling of the vice-president of the Penobscot Chemical 
Company; the date of the building of the Central Fire 
House ; a filter system for an outdoor swimming pool ; the 
toxicity of carbon tetrachloride; the passing of an insur- 
ance stock broker's examination; the finishing of a piece 

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of wood ; fluoridation, pro and con ; proof that a street exist- 
ed before 1871 ; prefabricated schools. 

Last year's report underlined the difficulty of giving ade- 
quate service in a Children's Room which had reached the 
limits of its physical facilities. Circulation of books is at all 
time high with an issue of 27,046 books from this room in 
1956. Small wonder that there is confusion in a space not 
as large as most living rooms ! The children's program is an 
outstanding one and last year saw a continuation of the 
many splendid activities which boys and girls and their 
parents have come to expect. It will be a cause for rejoicing 
when these can be carried on in surroundings which help 
support and not hinder them. 

The Ballard Vale Branch Library showed a good gain 
in the number of books circulated this past year to adults 
and to boys and girls. The larger use of the library is en- 
couraging and is a sign, we feel sure, of the value of this 
branch in the Ballard Vale Community. The pre-school story 
hour and the film and story hours have helped to introduce 
parents and boys and girls to its resources and services. A 
morning book talk in December was so successful that we 
plan to hold another during the year. Perhaps we shall need 
to think of opening the branch an additional day in the 
week. 

We estimate the cost of our elementary school library 
service to be in the vicinity of $5,700. It is difficult to isolate 
costs exactly since personnel, books and other material are 
interchanged between the schools and the central Children's 
room, a kind of coordination of resources which made it 
seem desirable for the Memorial Hall Library to undertake 
it in the first place. 

There have been no spectacular new activities carried on 
during the past year. We can report a Spring Book Festival ; 
the continuation of our Great Books group; a delightful 
Open House in November, with Esther Forbes as speaker; 
another series of keenly enjoyed color slide evenings; a 

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school art display ; a variety of book exhibits ; displays and 
book lists around such a local celebration as Olympic week, 
election issues, a notable books selection, a welcome to Mars. 

More community groups used our meeting rooms than 
ever before. An investment series, sponsored by the Andona 
Society for the benefit of Andover institutions, gave us a 
splendid opportunity to prepare a special reading list and 
to display at each meeting our fine collection of books and 
investment services. 

Thirty-nine 16mm sound films, with many in color, were 
made available to community groups at a surprisingly low 
cost to this library, partly through its membership in a li- 
brary film cooperative and because such groups as the Ca- 
nadian National Film Board and others deposited films here 
for a month to two months period. Increased demand for 
audio materials — films, film strips, slides, framed prints, 
recordings, makes it essential that we develop a thoughtful 
program commensurate with our need and capacity to sup- 
port it financially. Considerable attention was given this 
past year to working out effective procedures for cataloging 
and circulating this type of material. 

We were tremendously pleased to have this library se- 
lected for field study for two Italian librarians, part of a 
group of ten, brought to this country under a program spon- 
sored by the State Department and the American Library 
Association. We feel that their visits although brief, were 
quite worthwhile and had valuable results not only for them 
but for this library and community as well. In a note soon 
after his visit, Dr. Cremascoli wrote "I shall carry back to 
Italy an unforgettable memory of this small, charming 
town and its rich library . . . ." 

There were a few staff changes. In March our excellent 
Building Custodian, Mark Surette, resigned since he was 
moving to the Pacific Coast. Everett Ward, a very compe- 
tent person, was appointed to succeed him. We found it 
impossible, due to lack of suitable candidates to fill our 

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Catalog and Reference position. Instead we appointed to the 
staff, Patricia Sage, a recent graduate of the Simmons Li- 
brary, School, with one year of experience in the Los An- 
geles Public Library, as general Professional Assistant in 
the hope that with training and experience she might grow 
into the Catalog position. We are encouraged that the 
American Library Association is attacking the problem 
of recruiting with what would appear to be an excellent 
program since the dearth of trained people continues to 
present a frightening prospect for libraries of all kinds. 

• 

Many people will remember participating in interviews 
and in filling out questionnaires for a study of our adult 
education program which was carried on in 1954 by Eleanor 
Phinney, then Research Assistant at the Rutgers Graduate 
Library School, under a grant to study adult education in 
public libraries, made by the Fund for Adult Education. 
The study in book form, entitled "Library Adult Education 
in Action" was published by the American Library Asso- 
ciation in July, with the Memorial Hall Library appearing 
as the fifth of the five studies in a chapter entitled "Library- 
Community Interaction". 

Once again we should like to say thank you to all who 
have worked hard and long to make this a significant year 
— our volunteer discussion leaders, our library users, who 
are the best gauge of how well or how ill we serve, the mem- 
bers of the Library Staff and the Library Board and — we 
should like to include them here, our two newspapers, The 
Lawrence Tribune and the Andover Townsman. 

Two publications of great importance to public libraries 
appeared in 1956 : the Report on State Aid to Public Libra- 
ries in Massachusetts, more familiarly known as the Buck 
report and the publication of the American Library Asso- 
ciation, "Public Library Service, A Guide to Evaluation, 
with Minimum Standards". This second report was accom- 
panied by a suppplement which translated standard library 
service into costs at 1956 price levels. These present us with 
a guide, a measuring stick and a challenge to live up to its 

266 



major recommendation which is to develop more fully the 
cooperative approach on the part of libraries. 

Gerald Johnson in a foreword to this Public Library Ser- 
vice study provides an admirable close to this report when 
he writes of the public as the ''function of an open door". 
"The public library", he continues, "is a way of escape from 
the narrow area of our individual lives into the field, finite, 
no doubt, but unbounded, of the wisdom and experience of 
all mankind." 



1956 STATISTICS OF LIBRARY USE 
BOOK STOCK 



Adult 
Volumes at beginning of year 40,296 
Volumes added by purchase 1,587 
Volumes added by gift 142 

Volumes lost or withdrawn 143 

Lost volumes found 3 



Juvenile 

12,622 

742 

15 

522 

3 



Newspapers & periodicals currently received 
Periodicals received by gift 



Total 

52,918 

2,329 

157 

665 

6 



41,885 12,860 54,745 



216 
25 



USE 

Volumes 
Volumes of adult fiction 34,817 

Volumes of adult non-fiction 33,496 

Pamphlets & Periodicals 6,276 

Children's Books & Magazines 48,248 

Children's room use 39,827 

Elementary school library use 8,421 
Number of adult records 6,594 

Number of children's records 1,065 

Pictures, prints and filmstrips 1,083 



% of total 
Circulation 
26.5 
25.5 
04.8 
36.6 



06.6 



131,579 



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*The library wishes to call attention to the fact that in ad- 
dition to books loaned through the school libraries to indi- 
vidual boys and girls, 13,857 books belonging to school li- 
braries and the Memorial Hall Library were deposited in 
classrooms, with each book used from one to twenty times, 
for an estimated borrowing of 138,570. 

REGISTRATION 

Adult Juvenile Total 

New borrowers registered during year 949 548 1,497 

Total number of registered borrowers 3,796 2,530 6,326 
Circulation per capita (based on 

population figures - 14,535 (1955) 9 



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Board of Public Works 



Andover, Mass. 
January 1, 1957 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the following 
report of the Superintendent and Engineer as its report for 
1956. 

Allen M. Flye, Chairman 
Alexander H. Henderson, Secretary 
P. Leroy Wilson 
Francis P. Reilly 
David M. Thompson 



269 



Report of Superintendents 
and Engineer 



To the Board of Public Works : 
Gentlemen : 

Following the precedent of the past few years this re- 
port is a joint report of the overall operation of the Public 
Works Departments. 

The rate of housing construction and general expansion of 
the Town facilities has been steadily increasing, and we 
would like to thank all Town Departments for their coop- 
eration in aiding us in meeting the added demands so im- 
posed. The Board in establishing policies on use of equip- 
ment and especially in looking to the future in long range 
plans for improvements are doing much to anticipate prob- 
lems before they arise. 

It is hoped and expected with the cooperation experienced 
in the past an orderly growth will be a challenge but not a 
problem. 

ENGINEERING 

The last few years have seen many changes in the opera- 
tions and problems of government from the federal level to 
the municipal level. The municipal engineer and his staff 
provide assistance and information to the Board of Public 
Works, and other groups or officials that they might desig- 
nate, in the form of estimates, engineering data, prelimin- 
ary designs and general information to form a basis for 
decisions in the increasing complexity of municipal govern- 
ment. 

270 



A long range program for improvements to the Water 
System of the Town was completed in 1956. This work was 
started in 1945 by a Special Committee with the aid of the 
Consulting Firm of Weston and Sampson and brought up 
to date and amplified by the firm of Camp, Dresser & Mc- 
Kee during 1956. This program doesn't include any solution 
for the water supply problem which in recent years has be- 
come increasingly acute. It is expected that a study of sup- 
ply will be completed in 1957. 

The Engineering Department has also been working with 
the firm of Camp, Dresser, and McKee on providing addi- 
tional reservoir capacity with a new reservoir on Prospect 
Hill and a new reservoir on Wood Hill in West Andover. 
The Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co. were awarded con- 
tracts for the installation of the same. 

Other work in the same vein was the installation of se- 
veral reinforcing water mains which are mentioned in de- 
tail under the work of the Water Department. 

Services were also provided in preparing design, speci- 
fications and contracts as well as supervising outside con- 
tractors on construction of Sutherland Street sewer and the 
awarding of bids on water main construction on Wildwood 
Road and Vine Street. 

Assistance was provided on drainage projects, curbing 
installation, construction of the Burnham Road sidewalk, 
Stratford Road relief sewer, and other work carried out 
by the Board of Public Works. Advice was given to other 
Town Departments such as consultations with School and 
Cemetery Departments on drainage and aiding in the en- 
largement of the parking area at Pomps Pond. In coopera- 
tion with the Town Counsel two parcels of land were ac- 
quired on Lewis Street for enlargement of the Board of 
Public Works' facilities and proceedings started on acquir- 
ing land at Haggetts Pond and on Prospect Hill for im- 
provements to the water system. 

271 



HIGHWAY 

The following road surfaces were treated with either tar 
or asphalt and honed : 

Precinct 1 : — Chestnut Street, Pine Street, Walnut Ave. 
and Whittier Street. Precinct 2: — Brook Street, Central 
Street, Elm Court, Henderson Avenue, High Street, Locke 
Street, Pearson Street, Railroad Avenue, Stevens Street. 
Precinct 3. — Burnham Road, Canterbury Street, Corbett 
Street, Cornell Avenue, Dufton Road, Kenilworth Street, 
Magnolia Avenue, Riverina Road, Topping Road. Precinct 
4 : — Argilla Road, Beacon Street, Cutler Road, High Plain 
Road, Lincoln Circle, Lincoln Street, North Street, Osgood 
Street, Shirley Road, Webster Street. Precinct 5 : — Ando- 
ver Street, Chester Street, Dascomb Road, Lowell Junction 
Road, River Street. Precinct 6 : — Alderbrook Road, Alden 
Road, Bancroft Road, Forbes Lane, Gardner Avenue, Gray 
Road, Hidden Road, Highland Road, Holt Road, Judson 
Road, Porter Road, Salem Street, West Knoll and Wildwood 
Road. A total of 65,514 gallons of MC-3 asphalt and 27,887 
gallons of Tar T-6 were used. 

Balmoral Street was resurfaced with two course Type 
I Bituminous Concrete, using 896.5 Tons at $7.60 per ton 
with a total cost of $7,036.64 and covering an area of 6540 
square yards. The area between the Railroad Crossing in 
Ballardvale and the River Bridge on Andover Street was 
resurfaced with similar material using 188.65 tons at a cost 
of $1,535.98, and covering an area of 1510 square yards. 

An area on Beacon Street from Lowell Street to West 
Center School was resurfaced with asphalt and peastone 
mixed in place. 



The snowfall for the year 1956 was as follows : • 
January 9.0 Inches 

272 



February 20.1 Inches 

March 32.5 Inches 

April 7.5 Inches 

November 2.0 Inches 

December 24.8 Inches 



Total 95.9 Inches 

The snowfall for the season November 1955 to April 1956 
inclusive totaled 73.1 inches. 

Sidewalks were constructed of bituminous material on 
the following streets: School Street, Salem Street, Hidden 
Road, Dascomb Road, Dufton Extension and Enmore Street, 
High Street, North Main Street, Essex Street and Central 
Street. The cost of resurfacing sidewalks averaged $1.26 
per square yard while new sidewalk construction averaged 
$1.66 per square yard. 

Under Article 38, 1954, $4,989.77 was spent constructing 
hot-top sidewalk for a distance of 1200 feet on the East 
side of Burnham Road along by Veteran's property. Pre- 
vious to laying out the sidewalk several trees were removed 
and the area sloped back to private porperty. 

The sloped areas were planted with Crown Vetch which 
is a good ground cover and blooms from Spring to Fall. 

Curbing was installed on Chestnut Street between Main 
Street and Central Street at a cost of $2,117.11. Parking 
Meters were removed on the south side and designated as a 
no parking area on that side. 

Curbing was installed on both sides of Punchard Ave- 
nue along the parking metered area at a cost of $2,630.08. 
This work was done uunder Article 33 providing funds 
transfered from the Parking Meter Account. 

273 



WATER SYSTEM 



The water division instituted a new system of meter 
reading and billing which involves reading of one-sixth of 
the accounts every month enabling the reading and billing 
to be maintained at approximately the same pace during 
the year instead of all readings and billings being done at 
one time. Another change has been the assignment of a 
meter repair man to maintain the efficiency of the water 
meters and insure that new buildings be metered so that 
each consumer receives a fair and equitable charge. The 
actual operation of this depends on the meter reader's re- 
ports of stopped meters and of new occupied dwellings as 
efficiency dictates replacements and settings to be concen- 
trated in one part of Town at one time. 

Another major change has been to institute a program 
requiring all water services to be installed by the Town, a 
policy that had been followed in years past. The return to 
this policy is expected to insure a proper service installation 
thereby, eliminating to a large degree future maintenance 
problems. 

Under the improvement program the following water 
mains were installed during 1956 : 



River Road 2400 L.F. 

Ledge Road 1100 L.F. 
Greenwood Road 931 L.F. 
Beacon Street 1400 L.F. 
Chandler Road 160 3 L.F. 



12" C.L.C.I. 
o O.JL/.C'.l. 

o \j. L.O.I. 

8" C.L.C.I. 

8" C.L.C.I. 



1 Hydrant 

2 Hydrants 

1 Hydrant 

1 Hydrant 



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mains were installed: 



Gleason Street 1200 L.F. 
Spring Grove Rd. 961 L.F. 



6" C.L.C.I. 
6" C.L.C.I. 



2 Hydrants 
2 Hydrants 



and bids were awarded for construction of : 

Vine Street 600 L.F. 10" C.L.C.I. 

Wildwood Road 500 L.F. 10" C.L.C.I. 



1 Hydrant 
1 Hydrant 



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In addition to the foregoing the mains on Lantern Road 
Nutmeg Lane and Arcadia Road were added to the system 
by virtue of the Town legal acceptance of those streets. 

The Town at its annual Town Meeting of 1956 adopted 
the Betterment Act for the installation of water mains un- 
der which the Town will be reimbursed for the installation 
of such pipe that will provide special benefit to the proper- 
ty involved. 

Exactly 200 applications for water were processed dur- 
ing the year. All but three were installed by December 31st. 



SEWERAGE SYSTEM 

It was found that the Ballardvale Treatment Plant re- 
quired a daily attendance for proper operation. A daily re- 
port is prepared and submitted to the office of the Engineer 
to insure that satisfactory conditions are mentioned. 

The Shawsheen Plant requires indeterminable repair pro- 
gram of which a start is requested for 1957 during which a 
study will be conducted to determine the amount of repairs 
and improvements needed. During 1956 a bearing was re- 
placed, a manhole installed to facilitate cleaning and the 
valving arrangements repaired. 

Improvements to the system included construction of a 
short relief sewer on Stratford Road to carry a part of the 
Summer Street load. A bolted down manhole on the North 
Main Street line failed to solve the problem of heavy flows 
near the Tyer Rubber Storehouse and a short connection 
will be necessitated with a secondary line at that point. 

The only extension during the year was on Sutherland 
Street which was done under a contract with the Dow Com- 
pany of Methuen and added 320 feet of 8" sewer line to the 
system. 

276 



Sixty-Five (65) sewer services were installed during the 
year by authorized contractors. 



DRAINAGE 

The Rogers Brook problem, so long debated, was finally 
resolved at Special Town Meeting in the Fall of 1956 with 
the State Department of Waterways — providing for one- 
half of the funds. 

Small improvements to the system were made by the in- 
stallation of a catch basin and drain line on Hidden Road ; 
catch basins on Chandler Road north of Juniper Road ; and 
replacement of a culvert on Rocky Hill Road. 

Leaching catch basins were installed, on Shawsheen 
Heights to take care of normal storm water; this system 
wouldn't take care of the heavier storms ; such might occur 
only once a year. 



PARKS 

The backstop at the regular diamond at the Central Play- 
stead was increased 6 feet in height and a 10 foot wing was 
added on each end. 

There are now three Little League fields in operation, one 
at Central, one at Woburn Street playgrounds and one in 
the rear of West Central School. 

Fertilizer was applied in the Spring on both the Park and 
Playstead areas. 

The portable bleachers were loaned to North Andover 
for their Thanksgiving day game with Punchard and were 
returned to Andover the next day to be stored away. 

277 



TREE DEPARTMENT 

The Tree Department in conjunction with the Board of 
Health applied a D. D. T. mosquito spray this year to all 
pond, stream and swamp areas in an effort to curb the mos- 
quito nuisance and eliminate the encephalitis (sleeping 
sickness) threat. The mist blower was used except in in- 
accessible areas where portable back sprayers were carried 
in. 

The regular department work of removing low limbs, 
dead and dangerous trees and branches was continued. 

Many weak trees were cabled and braced to prevent fur- 
ther breaking and splitting. Brush cutting on country roads 
was done, especially at blind corners and on school bus 
routes. 

Dutch Elm Disease appeared in 77 public street trees in 
1956. As of December 31, sixty of these have been taken 
down and burned. The remaining trees will be removed by 
March 1, 1957. 

In April and May, 68 trees were set out along the public 
ways. Comprising this total there are 48 Maples, 10 Lin- 
dens, 5 Sycamores, 2 Locusts and 3 Yellow Woods. The cost 
was $450.00 of which $350.00 was furnished by the A. V. 
I. S. and this Society has donated $500.00 for the same pur- 
pose in 1957 if this is matched by a like amount by the 
Town. 



NEW EQUIPMENT 

Under Article 25 with an appropriation of $500.00 two 
Homelite 5 HP Model 5-20 Chain Saws with 23" guide bar 
were purchased at a net cost of $476.77, using the trade-in 
value of two used saws at $200.00. 



278 



A Locke Triplex Power Lawn Mower was purchased un- 
der authorization of Article 26 at a net cost of $1,015.28 in- 
cluding trade-in value of $150.00 for one fifteen year old 
mower. 

Three 2 I / 2 Ton Model 700 Ford Dump Trucks were pur- 
chased at a net cost of $12,372.25, using as part payment 
the trade-in value of $4,557.00 for two 1948 Diamond T 
trucks. 

A Chevrolet Station Wagon was purchased at a cost 
of $1,819.65 with no turn-in. This vehicle is to be used in 
the Engineering and Water Departments. 

A model 125 Worthington Portable Rotary Air Compress- 
or, mounted on two wheels for towing by truck, was pur- 
chased for the net sum of $3,200.00 plus the allowance of 
$825.00 for a used 105 Ingersoll Rand Compressor includ- 
ing a 1937 Dodge chassis on which it was mounted. 



STREET LIGHTING 

The following tabulation shows the amount of money 
that will be required in 1957 to cover costs of street lights 
installed as of December 31, 1956: 



Number Type 

36 15,000 lumen mercury, underground 

29 15,000 lumen mercury, overhead 

1 3,300 lumen mercury, underground 

4 3,300 lumen mercury, overhead 

12 2,500 lumen incandescent, underground 

49 2,500 lumen incandescent, overhead 

71 1,000 lumen incandescent, underground 

785 1,000 lumen incandescent, overhead 

6 60 watt incandescent, underground 

10 15,000 lumen mercury, Academy Main Street 

3 15,000 lumen mercury, Academy Salem Street 

1 21,000 lumen mercury, overhead 



279 



Unit 


Annual 


Price 


Cost 


$115. 


$ 4,140. 


95. 


2,755. 


60. 


60. 


40. 


160. 


48. 


576. 


28. 


1,372. 


38. 


2,698. 


18. 


14,130. 


38. 


228. 




289. 




74. 




100. 



$26,582. 



All lights requested by the Board during 1956 have been 
installed with the exception of four 1000 Lumen Lights, two 
on Beacon Street, one on Henderson Avenue, and one on 
Lowell Street. These will cost the Town a total of $72. per 
year, bringing the total required for 1957 to $26,654.00 This 
of course, does not allow for any new lights which may be 
requested during the year. 

To provide for adequate Street Lighting for 1957, we 
recommend an appropritaion of $28,000.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward R. Lawson 
Ralph E. Preble, Jr. 






280 



1957 Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

ESSEX, SS. 

To Either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby requir- 
ed to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are 
qualified to vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet and 
assemble at the designated polling places in Precincts One, 
Two, Three, Four, Five and Six, viz : The Central Fire Sta- 
tion in Precinct One ; the Square and Compass Hall in Pre- 
cinct Two ; the Sacred Heart School, Balmoral Street, Shaw- 
sheen Village, in Precinct Three ; the Andover Grange Hall 
in Precinct Four, the Fire Station, Ballardvale, in Precinct 
Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips Street in Precinct 
Six, in said Andover, on 

MONDAY, THE FOURTH DAY OF MARCH, 1957 

at 7:00 o'clock A. M., to act upon the following articles: 

Article 1. To elect a Moderator for one year, a Select- 
man for three years, an Assessor for three years, two mem- 
bers of the Board of Public Works for three years, a mem- 
ber of the Board of Health for three years, a member of the 
School Committee for three years, a member of the Plan- 
ning Board for five years, a Trustee of Memorial Hall Li- 
brary for seven years, three Constables for one year, and 
any other town officers required by law to be elected by bal- 
lot, also to vote on the following question: "Shall an act 
passed by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred 
and fifty-six entitled 'An act establishing a selectmen-town 
manager plan for the town of Andover' be accepted by the 
town?" 

281 



All the above candidates and question to be voted for on 
one ballot. The polls will be open from 7:00 o'clock A. M. to 
7:00 o'clock P. M. 

After the final action on the preceding Article One, the 
said meeting shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, 
Chapter 39 of the General Laws, to Saturday, March 9th at 
1:30 o'clock P. M. at the Memorial Auditorium, then and 
there to act upon the following articles, namely : 

Article 2. To elect all other officers not required by 
law to be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. To establish the salary of elected TOWN 
OFFICERS for the ensuing year. 

Article 4. To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for the following purposes : 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, 
and all Departments under their control; Appropriation 
for the Board of Health : Appropriation for Trustees of Me- 
morial Hall Library : Appropriation for Trustees of Spring 
Grove Cemetery : Appropriation for School Committee. Ap- 
propriation for all Departments under the control of the 
Board of Public Works : Appropriation for any other Town 
Charges and Expenses. 

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $2,000.00 for the purchase of two new 
automobiles for the Police Department and use the trade- 
in value of one 1956 Ford sedan and one 1956 Plymouth se- 
dan as part of the purchase price. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $1,873.00 to purchase and equip a new 
one (1) ton pick-up truck for use in the Fire Department 
and use the trade-in value of a 1953 pick-up truck as part 
of the purchase price. 

282 



Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $6,300.00 for the purpose of purchas- 
ing typewriter-bookkeeping machine and equipment for mu- 
nicipal accounting, to be used in the Accountant's and Trea- 
surer's departments. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to accept Chap- 
ter 670, Acts of 1955, and any amendments thereto, an act 
relative to increasing the amounts of pensions, retirement 
allowances and annuities payable to certain former 
employees. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or transfer from available funds the sum of 
$35,000.00 and to engage engineering consultants or em- 
ployees for the purpose of conducting a revaluation of all 
taxable property in the Town, upon recommendation of the 
Board of Assessors. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to sell or lease the Town Infirmary, with 
buildings and land. No transaction to be consummated with- 
out the approval of the Finance Committee and the Wel- 
fare Board. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $50,000.00 for the purpose of pur- 
chasing and developing land for off-street parking, no mo- 
ney to be spent without the approval of the Finance Com- 
mittee. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to dispose of the Buildings on the so- 
called Shaw Property for the purpose of developing addi- 
tional off-street parking and transfer the sum of $6,000.00 
from the Parking Meter Account for this purpose. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to sell a strip of land approximately 30 

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feet wide and 250 feet long in the rear of the Town Park- 
ing Lot, known as the Shaw Property, at 10c a square foot 
to St. Augustine's Parochial School. 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate by taxation the sum of $50,000.00 and instruct 
the Selectmen to appoint a committee of seven (7) to ac- 
quire by purchase, or by gift, or by seizure by right of emi- 
nent domain, as necessary, for the locating of future public 
school sites, fire station, public buildings, and recreation 
areas. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate an additional $200.00, to add to the unexpend- 
ed balance of $1,600.00, which was appropriated in Article 
7, of the March 14, 1955, Town Meeting, for the purpose of 
acquiring land on Center and Andover Streets, Ballardvale, 
for public use and protection of other Town land, ; and to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to seize said land by emi- 
nent domain or by purchase. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will accept twelve (12) 
acres more or less of land off Elm Street as a gift for the 
specific purpose of developing a public school site. 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Selectmen to appoint a committee of three (3) to study 
the Town By-Laws and Zoning By-Laws, and report at the 
next regular Town Meeting, and raise and appropriate the 
sum of $1,000.00, for this purpose. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to appoint a committee of five (5) 
for the purpose of making a study of General Laws, Chap- 
ter 41, Section 38A relative to the collection of moneys due 
the Town. 

Article 19. To see if the Town will enact a By-Law 
relative to the removal of loam, sand, gravel and stone, un- 

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der the provisions of Chapter 98 of the Acts of 1949, as 
amended, to read as follows : 

"the removal for sale of loam, sand, gravel or quarried 
stone shall not be permitted in any section of the Town 
except by license by a majority vote of the Board of 
Selectmen, and they shall have power to control the 
conditions of depth, contour, and extent. No loam to be 
removed for sale for more than one-half of its depth 
in any part of the Town, except when incidental to, and 
in connection with the construction on the premises of 
a building, for which a permit has been issued." 

Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to repeal Sec- 
tion X, Article 2, of the Zoning By-Law, relative to removal 
of earth, etc. 

Article 21. To see if the Town will enact a By-Law un- 
der the provisions of G. L. Chapter 40, Section 21 (16), re- 
lative to the removal of any vehicle interfering with the re- 
moval or plowing of snow or ice, etc., as amended, to read 
as follows : 

The superintendent of streets or other officer having 
charge of ways may cause to be removed any vehicle 
from any way, to some convenient place or public ga- 
rage, if such vehicle interferes with the removal or 
plowing of snow on any such way. The entire cost of 
the removal of said motor vehicle or its garaging shall 
be borne and paid by the owner of said vehicle. 

Article 22. To see if the Town will accept as a public 
way the existing private way known as Post Office Avenue, 
running easterly from Main Street about 160 feet and 
thence turning and running northerly about 125 feet to Elm 
Street ; as approved by the Planning Board and as laid out 
by the Board of Selectmen. An acceptance plan and descrip- 
tion of this way will be filed with the Town Clerk as part of 
the requirements to make this article effective ; this accept- 
ance, by vote of the Town, shall be subject to mutually sa- 

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tisfactory terms and agreements made between those hav- 
ing a present interest in the proposed private way and the 
Town of Andover through its Board of Selectmen, and to 
take by eminent domain if necessary, on petition of the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the amount of $5,000.00 for the purpose of re- 
constructing, paving and improving Post Office Avenue so- 
called ; on the proviso that said way is accepted at this an- 
nual Town Meeting as a public way, on petition of the Board 
of Selectmen. 

Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to enact a By- 
Law under the provisions of Chapter 41, Section 108A, and 
establish a Personnel Board to be appointed by the Board 
of Selectmen to study the problem of compensation of all 
town employees, except those filled by popular election and 
those under the direction and control of the school commit- 
tee and to prepare a Wage and Classification plan classi- 
fying all such employees into groups and classes doing sub- 
stantially similar work or having substantially equal res- 
ponsibilities. Such a plan to provide minimum and maxim- 
um salaries to be paid to such employees in positions so 
classified and for the attainment of such maximum salaries 
by periodical step rate increases, such salaries to be appro- 
priately related, if possible, to salaries paid by commercial 
and business establishments and by comparable municipali- 
ties as well as a reliable cost-of-living index. The Personnel 
Board to be authorized to employ professional consultants 
in connection with the foregoing if deemed desirable and to 
report to the Board of Selectmen on or before January 1st, 
1958 and subsequently to the next annual Town Meeting its 
recommendations for a complete Wage and Classification 
Plan. The Personnel Board to consist of five members, two 
to be appointed for three years, two for two years and one 
for one year, and thereafter each member to be appointed 
for a three year term. No member of the Personnel Board 
to receive compensation or be an employee of the Town. Va- 

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cancies to be appointed by the Selectmen. To appropriate 
the sum of $3,000.00 for the use of said committee ; or take 
any other action relative thereto. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or finance through a bond issue the sum of 
$192,000.00 for the purpose of enlarging the Memorial Hall 
Library, according to plans on file with the Library Trust- 
ees, through a one story addition to the front with sidewalk 
level entrance, a two story addition to the West and interior 
alterations, which will result in a more efficiently operated 
library building better able to meet effectively the present 
and future needs of this growing community, on petition of 
the Trustees of Memorial Hall Library. 

Article 26. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds in the trea- 
sury the sum of $7,500.00 for sidewalk construction to in- 
stall and improve sidewalks in areas of public ways. 

Article 27. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate from taxation the sum of $5,000.00 for repairs 
to the Bridge in Ballardvale. 

Article 28. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate from taxation and/or transfer from unappro- 
priated available funds in the treasury the sum of $2,500.00 
for Highway fence and guard rail construction. 

Article 29. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate by taxation the sum of $10,000.00 to conduct 
a study for additional water supply under the supervision 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 30. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate by taxation the sum of $8,500.00 for a study 
of possible needed extensions to the system and needed im- 
provements to the present sewerage facilities under the su- 
pervision of the Board of Public Works. 

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Article 31. To see if the Town will raise and appro- 
priate from taxation and or by bond issue the sum of 
$95,810.00 for improvements to the water system ; $5,810.00 
of which is to be raised and appropriated from taxation and 
the balance of $90,000.00 to be provided by a 10 year bond 
issue. (No work to be started until approved by the Board 
of Selectmen, The Finance Committee and the Board of 
Public Works). 

Article 32. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to construct additional garage space 
and make necessary repairs to existing buildings and raise 
and appropriate by taxation the sum of $25,000.00 therefor. 

Article 33. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase equipment consisting of 
three trucks, one hydraulic sand spreader, sidewalk roller, 
tractor loader, street sweeper, sidewalk plow and other 
smaller items whose individual cost is less than $1,000.00 
and raise and appropriate the sum of $36,800.00 therefor 
with the trade-in allowance for each piece of like equipment 
now owned to be used as part payment. 

Article 34. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from unappropriated available funds in the Treasury the 
sum of $23,000.00, from the amount to be paid to the 
Town by the State under Chapter 718 of the Acts of 1956 
for Highway Construction and to instruct the Selectmen 
to acquire land on the north side of Ballardvale Road by 
gift, by purchase, release or by right of eminent domain. 

Article 35. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate and/or transfer from unappropriated avail- 
able funds in the Treasury the sum of $30,000.00 and trans- 
fer $10,000.00 from the amount to be paid to the Town by 
the State under Chapter 718 of the Acts of 1956 for Chap- 
ter 90 Highway Construction. 

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Article 36. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Public Works to construct a main Trunk sewer 
from the existing sewerage facilities in Shawsheen to Lin- 
coln Street and provide sewerage facilities to the property 
abutting on Arthur Road, Mary Lou Lane, Marilyn Road, 
Theodore Avenue, part of Lincoln Street and other pro- 
perties adjacent to the Shawsheen Hy lands development 
and to raise and appropriate and /or transfer from avail- 
able funds in the Treasury and/or by bond issue a sum of 
$91,600.00 for the construction of the same on the proviso 
that the final cost for such work as done, with the exception 
of the trunk main, be assessed proportionally as a better- 
ment charge to all property to which the facilities would be 
available ; and authorize the Town to acquire easements for 
a release by purchase or by seizure by right of eminent do- 
main upon the recommendation of the Board of Public 
Works and with the approval of the Town Counsel, on peti- 
tion of William C. Schmidt and others. 

Article 37. To see if the Town will vote to install a 
sewer in Juliette Street and connect same to the existing 
public sewerage system; and raise and appropriate there- 
for the amount of $10,000.00 on the proviso that the entire 
cost is to be assessed as a betterment charge against the 
property owners along said Juliette Street and others who 
may benefit directly or indirectly ; and to authorize the town 
to acquire easements by release, by purchase, or by seizure 
by right of eminent domain, upon the recommendation of 
the Board of Public Works and with the approval of the 
Town Counsel, on petition of Vincent F. Stulgis and others. 

Article 38. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase a truck chassis and 
equip same with a so-called back-hoe or trench digger and 
raise and appropriate the sum of $15,500.00 therefor, on 
petition of Raymond S. LaRosa and others. 

Article 39. To see if the Town will vote to rescind its 
action in approving Article 31 of the Warrant of March 5, 

289 



1956 and March 10, 1956 and direct the Board of Public 
Works to terminate all activity toward fluoridation of the 
Town water supply and to dispose of the equipment used 
therefor, on petition of Samuel B. Dimlich and others. 

Article 40. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Town By-Laws to prohibit consideration, at a Special 
Town Meeting, of any article which appropriates funds, un- 
less such article and the expenditure authorized therein are 
of an emergency nature and are so certified by the Board of 
Selectmen and the Finance Committee ; for purposes of the 
record the article shall be deemed to have been withdrawn 
if it fails to obtain such certification and it shall be inserted 
for consideration in the Warrant for the next Annual Town 
Meeting without any further action by the sponsors, on pe- 
tition of Henry M. Wolfson and others. 

Article 41. To see if the Town will vote to extend 
westerly the present line of Zone A from the center of a 
private way known as Bowdoin Road, so that Zone A will 
now also include the following described parcel of land : Be- 
ginning at land of the Congregation Temple Emmanuel of 
Lawrence, thence running southerly by the existing limits 
of Zone A and the center line of Bowdoin Road about 988 
feet, more or less, to land of the Andover Country Club; 
thence running southwesterly by land of the said Andover 
Country Club about 250 feet, more or less, to other land of 
Cairns; thence running northwesterly by said other land 
of Cairns about 335 feet, more or less, to an angle ; thence 
running northerly still by land of said Cairns about 696 
feet, more or less, to land of said Congregation Temple 
Emmanuel of Lawrence; thence running easterly by land 
of said Congregation Temple Emmanuel of Lawrence about 
470 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Said pro- 
posed extension of Zone A is shown on a plan entitled : "Pre- 
liminary Plan Proposed Section No. 2, Shawsheen Heights, 
Andover, Mass., Owner George Cairns, Engineer Ralph B. 
Brasseur, dated August, 1956," a copy of which plan is on 

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file with the Town Clerk for the Town of Andover, on peti- 
tion of George R. Cairns and others. 

Article 42. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
Public Way and name Harvard Road running between 
Princeton Avenue and Cornell Avenue for a distance of 460 
feet, as approved by the Planning Board and laid out by the 
Board of Selectmen; and as shown on a plan entitled : "Sec- 
tion No. 1, Shawsheen Heights, Andover, Mass.; Owner, 
Loretta Cairns; Engineer, Ralph B. Brasseur; dated July 
25, 1955," and recorded with North Essex Registry of 
Deeds as Plan No. 3076, a copy of said plan being also on 
file with the Town Clerk for the Town of Andover, on pe- 
tition of George R. Cairns and others. 

Article 43. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
Public Way and name Lockway Road from Carmel Road 
northerly to Walnut Avenue as shown on a plan entitled 
Street Acceptance Plan made December 1952 by Clinton F. 
Goodwin, Engineer, Haverhill, Mass. as approved by the 
Board of Survey and laid out by the Board of Selectmen. 
Both the plan and the description referred to being on file 
at the Office of the Town Clerk, on petition of Phillips B. 
Marsden, Jr. and others. 

Article 44. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
public way and name Lucerne Drive as approved by the 
Board of Survey, and laid out by the Board of Selectmen, as 
shown on a plan entitled Subdivision and Acceptance Plan 
Pine Acres, made by Ralph Brasseur, Engineer, Haverhill, 
Mass. Both plans and descriptions referred to being on file 
at the Town Clerk's Office, on petition of Frank Cairns and 
others. 

Article 45. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
Public Way, Princeton Avenue for a distance of 345 feet 
westerly from that portion of Princeton Avenue which is 
now a public way, as approved by the Planning Board and 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen ; and as shown on a plan 

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of land entitled : ' 'Section No. 1, Shawsheen Heights, Ando- 
ver, Mass." Owner, Loretta Cairns; Engineer, Ralph B. 
Brasseur; dated July 25, 1955." and recorded with North 
Essex Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 3076, a copy of said 
plan being also on file with the Town Clerk for the Town 
of Andover, on petition of George R. Cairns and others. 

Article 46. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
Public Way, Stevens Circle, a way off Summer Street, as 
approved by the Planning Board January 18, 1955 and laid 
out by the Board of Selectmen as shown on the plan made 
by Clinton F. Goodwin, Engineer, Haverhill and dated De- 
cember 10, 1954, both plan and description being on file at 
the Town Clerk's office, on petition of Rolland E. Davis and 
others. 

Article 47. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
public way a way now known as Suncrest Road, off South 
Main Street, as shown on a plan by D. J. McCracken of Me- 
thuen dated September, 1955, both this plan and a descrip- 
tion being on file in the office of the Town Clerk, on petition 
of Robert W. M. White and others. 

Article 48. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to 
borrow money from time to time after January 1, 1958, in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning- 
January 1, 1958, in accordance with Section 4, Chapter 44, 
General Laws and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable 
within one year, and to renew any note so issued for a pe- 
riod of less than one year, in accordance with Section 17 of 
said Chapter 44. 

Article 49. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the School Committee to continue to maintain State-Aided 
Vocational Education in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 74, General Laws, and acts amendatory thereto, or 
dependent thereon, and further raise and appropriate the 
sum of $1,940.00 therefor. 

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Article 50. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
to borrow money from time to time after March 11,1957 in 
anticipation of the elementary school bond issue of $885,000 
authorized by vote of the Special Town Meeting of October 
22, 1956 under Article 1 of said meeting, in accordance with 
Section 17, Chapter 44, General Laws and to issue a note or 
notes therefor payable within one year, and to renew any 
note so issued for a period of less than one year, in accord- 
ance with Section 17 of said Chapter. 

Article 51. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the 
Selectmen to inform Congressman Rogers that the Town 
of Andover is in hearty accord with her supporting the 
following congressional bills HR317, 318 and 319, relative 
to the development of flood control of the Merrimack River. 

Article 52. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
$3,763.00 including a flower fund of $300.00, received in 
1956, for the perpetual care of lots in Spring Grove Ceme- 
tery, on petition of Anna M. Greeley, Treasurer. 

Article 53. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
$30.00, the gift of Helen and Harold Rafton, as approved 
by the School Committee, to be awarded as the Rafton 
Science Prizes at Punchard High School, on petition of An- 
na M. Greeley, Treasurer. 

Article 54. To see if the Town will vote to accept nine- 
teen shares of Middle South Utilities, Inc. common stock, 
the gift of Helen and Harold Rafton, as approved by the 
School Committee, the annual income therefrom to be 
awarded as the Rafton Science Prizes at Andover High 
School, on petition of Anna M. Greeley, Treasurer. 

Article 55. To see if the Town will vote to amend Ar- 
ticle 1, Section 3 of the Town By-Laws by adding the words 
"Ballots shall be given to each voter when being checked for 
admittance at door of Town Meeting by the Town Election 

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officers, whose duty it will be to collect and count them 
whenever used, in presence of the Town Clerk in full view 
of the voters," on petition of John F. O'Connell and others 

Article 56. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
$20,000.00 from Overlay Reserve to the Reserve Fund. 

Article 57. To see if the Town will vote to permit the 
Assessors to use $60,000.00 free cash to reduce the 1957 
tax rate and to offset appropriations for capital outlay voted 
at the 1957 town meeting. 

Article 58. To see what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Article 59. To act upon the report of the Town 
Officers. 

Article 60. To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting : 



And your are directed to serve this warrant by posting 
attested copies and publication thereof, seven days at least 
before the time and place of said meeting as directed by the 
By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not, and make return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twenty-first day of January, 
A. D. 1957. 

Sidney P. White 
Stafford A. Lindsay 
William V. Emmons 

Selectmen of Andover 



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TOWN OF 

ANDOVER 

MASSACHUSETTS 




ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1957 



TOWN OF 

ANDOVER 

MASSACHUSETTS 




ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal Year Ending 

DECEMBER 31, 1957 



INDEX 



Accounting Taxes and Assessments 109 

Aid to Dependent Children 84 
Animal Inspector 73 , 186 

Appropriations for 1957 56 
Assessors 67,130 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 109 

Municipal Properties and 132 
Public Improvements 

Balance Sheet 106 

Board of Appeals 138 
Board of Health 75,181 
Board of Public Welfare 84,133 

Aid to Dependent Children 84 

Infirmary 87 

Old Age Assistance 86 

Veterans' Services 87 

'Joard of Public Works 203 

Accounts Receivable 110 

Administrative and Office 97 

Highways 79 

Sewers 77 

Sidewalks 80 

Snow Removal and Sanding 83 

Superintendent's Report 204 

Trucks, Garage and Repair 79 

Shop 

Water Maint. and Construction 99 



Bonds, Redemption of 
Building Inspector 

Cemetery Funds 
Civil Defense 



See Town Debt 
73 , 183 



Damages to Persons and Property 
Departmental Accts. Receivable 
Director of Accounts 
Dog Officer 
Dutch Elm Disease 



117 
74,187 

94 

109 

51 

73,180 

75 



Election and Registration 68 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hosp. 76 

Expenditures for 1957 65 

Finance Committee 69 
Fire Department 72,174 

Forest Fires 72 

General Government 

Election and Registration 68 

Municipal Buildings 70 

Town Officers 4 

Highways 79 

Housing Authority 136 

Insurance 94 

Interest 104 

Jury List 189 

Memorial Hall Library 93 

Library Statistics 202 

Report of Librarian 194 

Trustees 123 

Moderator 69 

Moth Suppression 74 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 109 

Municipal Buildings 70 

Municipal Indebtedness 105 
Municipal Properties and Public 132 
Improvements 

Old Age Assistance 86 

Overlay 106 

Parking Meters 65 

Parks and Playgrounds 97 

Patriotic Holidays 94 
Personnel Board 96,150 



Planning Board 

Police Department 

Public Dump 

Punchard Athletic Association 

Receipts for 1957 
Recreation Committee 
Retirement Report 

♦School Department 

School Lunch 

Sealer, Weights & Measures 

Selectmen 

Sewers 

Assessments 

Snow Removal and Sanding 
Spring Grove Cemetery 
Street Lighting 

Tax Collector 

Summary of Tax Collector's 
Cash Account 

Town Accountant 
Town Accounts 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 
Appropriations for 1957 
Balance Sheet 
Board of Public Works 

Accounts Receivable 
Departmental Accounts 

Receivable 
Director of Accounts 
Expenditures for 1957 
Municipal Indebtedness 
Overlay 

Receipts for 1957 
Receipts-Analysis of Revenue 

Account 



69,145 Receipts-Analysis of Surplus 



71,177 


Revenue 




58 


76 


Town Debt 




126 


92 


♦Trustees of Punchard Free 








School 




119 


o Si 


l*fi 






98,184 


Water Accounts Receivable 




110 


115 










Town Clerk 




50 


88 


Town Counsel 




69 


91 


Town Debt 




126 


74,184 


Town Infirmary 


87 


,173 


65 








77 


Town Meetings 






109 


Proceedings 




10 




Warrants 


14 


,215 


83 








P4,134 


Town Officers 




4 


83,214 


Town Reports 




95 




Treasurer 


65,66 


,125 


67,127 


Tree Department 




75 




Trust Funds 




112 


129 


♦Trustees Punchard Free School 




119 




Unpaid Taxes 




57 


55,66 










Veterans' Services 


93 


,135 




Vital Statistics 




50 


r ; 109 








56 


Water Accounts Receivable 




110 


106 


Water Maint. and Construction 




99 




Wire Inspector 


73 


,188 



110 

109 

51 

65 

105 

106 

59 

57 



♦Also see School Report 



Town Officers 



ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



MODERATOR 
Roland H. Sherman 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN AND PUBLIC WELFARE 
Sidney P. White, Chairman Term expires 1958 

Stafford A. Lindsay, Secretary Term expires 1960 

William V. Emmons Term expires 1959 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 
Arthur W. Cole, Agent, Bureau Old Age 

Assistance, Welfare Board 
Francis P. Markey, Veterans' Services Agent 



BOARD OF ASSESSORS 
Sidney P. White, Chairman 
Stafford A. Lindsay, Secretary 
William V. Emmons 
Archibald D. Maclaren, Jr., Engineer 



George H. Winslow 



James P. Christie 



TOWN CLERK 



COLLECTOR OF TAXES 



TREASURER 



Anna M. Greeley 

TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
George C. Napier 

BOARD OF RETIREMENT 
George C. Napier, Chairman 
Edmond E. Hammond 
David L. Nicoll, Secretary 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 
Allen M. Flye, Chairman 
Alexander H. Henderson, Secretary 
P. Leroy Wilson * 
Francis P. Re illy 
David M. Thompson 
Harry Axelrod 
Edward R. Lawson, Supt.** 
Stanley Chlebowski, Supt. 
Ralph E. Preble, Jr. Supt., Sewer and 

Water Dept. and Engineer ** 
Donald C.l Bassett, Supt., Sewer and 



Term expires 1958 
Term expires 1960 
Term expires 1959 



Term, Tenure 
Term expires 1958 

Term expires 1959 

TOWN COUNSEL 
Vincent F. Stulgis 



Term expires 1958 
Term expires 1958 
Term expires 1959 



Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 



expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 



1958 
1958 
1960 
1960 
1959 
1958 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
Roy A. Russell, Chairman 
William A. Doherty, Secretary 
Albert Cole, Jr. 
Frederick S. Allis, Jr. 
Ret a V. Buchan 
Edward I. Erickson, Superintendent 



Term expires 1960 
Term expires 1958 
Term expires 1958 
Term expires 1959 
Term expires 1959 



ATTENDANCE OFFICER 
Raymond F. Collins 

SCHOOL NURSES 

Ruth E. Westcott, R.N. 

Gertrude A. Stewart, R.N. 



SCHOOL PHYSICIAN 
John J. McArdle, Jr . ,M.D. 

DENTAL HYGIENIST 
M. Augusta Breck 



HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE 

Gordon L. Colquhoun, Chairman 
Edward I. Erickson, Secretary Stephen H. Brennan, Jr. 
Fred W. Doyle Fred J. Kent, II 

Stanley F. Swanton Melvin L. Weiner 

BALLARDVALE SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
BUILDING COMMITTEE 
Charles G. Hatch, Chairman Edward P. Hall 

John Sullivan, Secretary John Erwin 

Frederick S. Allis, Jr. 
(Other School Committee Members served until contract 
was signed May 14, 1957) 



BOARD OF HEALTH 
Robert A. Walsh, Chairman 
Richard D. McKallagat, Secretary 
Philip W. Blake, M. D. 
Manuel Raposa, Jr., Sanitarian and 

Health Agent, Milk Inspector ** 
Harold A. Gurry, Milk Inspector 
Alexander Thomson, Inspector of Plumbing 
Ray S. Youmans, Inspector of Slaughtering * 
Elizabeth C. Nadeau, Public Health Nurse 

INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS 
Ralph W. Coleman 

ASSISTANT INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS 
Archibald Maclaren, Jr. 

INSPECTOR OF WIRES 
Alex. Ritchie, Jr. 



Term expires 1959 
Term expires 1960 
Term expires 1958 



PLANNING BOARD 
Lee F. Noyes , Chairman 
Virginia H. Hammond, Secretary 
Donald G. Thompson 
Fredric S. O'Brien 
John N. Cole 2nd. 



Term expires 1958 
Term expires 1961 
Term expires 1960 
Term expires 1959 
Term expires 1962 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 
Newton A. Jones Wilson Crawford, Deputy 

INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 
Ray S. Youmans * Sidney P. White 



TRUSTEES OF MEMORIAL 
Arthur W. Reynolds, Chairman 
William N. Perry, Secretary 
Leo F. Daley, Treasurer 
Alan R. Blackmer 
Edward I. Erickson 
Joseph Serio 
Elinore L. Washburn 



HALL LIBRARY 

Term expires 1964 
Term expires 1961 
Term expires 1959 
Term expires 1960 
Term expires 1958 
Term expires 1962 
Term expires 1963 



TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 
Rev. Frederick B. Noss 
Rev. John S. Moses 
Rev. Hugh B. Penney 

Edmond E. Hammond Term expires 1958 

Fred W. Doyle Term expires 1958 

Harry Sellars Term expires 1958 

C. Carleton Kimball Term expires 1958 

Arthur W. Cole Term expires 1958 



TRUSTEES OF CORNELL FUND 



Frederick E. Cheever , Treasurer 
Edward P. Hall 
Arthur W. Cole 



Term expires 1958 
Term expires 1959 
Term expires 1960 



TRUSTEES OF SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Frederick E. Cheever, Chairman 
Albert E. Curtis, Secretary 
William D. Mclntyre 
Malcolm E. Lundgren 
Irving J. Whitcomb 

BOARD OF REGISTRARS 
Ralph A. Bailey, Chairman 
Walter F. McDonald 
Joseph A. Horan 
George H. Wins low, Clerk 



Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 



expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 



1958 
1960 
1958 
1959 
1960 



Term expires 1960 
Term expires 1959 
Term expires 1958 



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FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Harold A. Rutter, Jr. Chairman 
Charles G. Hatch, Secretary 
E. Dean Walen 

Leslie N. Hutchinson 

RECREATION COMMITTEE 
L. Gleynn Yeaton, Chairman 
Francis P. Markey, Secretary 

Durwood Moody 



ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 
James S. Eastham, Chairman 
Alfred W. Fuller 
Edward P. Hall 

Walter C. Tomlinson, Associate Member 
Leon A. Field, Associate Member 
Hugh Bullock, Associate Member 



Richard M. Zecchini 

William Mackintosh 

Robert A. Watters 



Walter Pearson 
James Doherty 



Term expires 1958 
Term expires 1959 
Term expires 1960 



PLANNING BOARD OF APPEALS 
Thomas Burns Term expires 1959 

Frank Brigham Term expires 1960 

Joseph A. McCarthy Term expires 1958 

Vincent L. Stulgis, Associate Member 
Robert Zollner, Associate Member 



COMMITTEE TO STUDY TOWN BY-LAWS 
AND ZONING BY-LAWS 



James St. Germain 



Robert Zollner 



Alfred W. Fuller 



COMMITTEE TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR FUTURE 

PUBLIC SCHOOL SITES, ETC. 

Albert Cole, Jr., Chairman Winthrop Newcomb 

Robert Holland, Secretary Lee Noyes 

William V. Emmons Richard K. Gordon 

Harold Rafton 

COMMITTEE TO STUDY GENERAL LAWS> CHAPTER 41, 

SECTION 38A, RELATIVE TO THE COLLECTION 

OF MONEYS DUE THE TOWN 

William Rhoads, Chairman John E. Gilcreast 

Karl Rohde, Secretary Robert Mower 

Harry Axelrod 

COMMITTEE TO STUDY GARBAGE COLLECTION SERVICE 
James B. Sullivan, Chairman Charles O. McCullom 

Richard McKallagat, Secretary Winthrop K. White 

Robert Walsh 



COMMITTEE TO STUDY CAPITAL EXPENDITURES 
Sidney P. White, Chairman Allen M. Flye 

Alex. M. Wilson Richard M. Zecchini 

Mrs. Edmond E. Hammond, Jr ., Secretary Hugh Bullock 

Joseph A. McCarthy 



PERSONNEL BOARD 
John C. Young, Chairman 
John S. Sullivan, Secretary 
Kenneth C. Bevan 
William A. Harnedy 
William Mackintosh 



Term expires 1960 

Term expires 1959 

Term expires 1960 

Term expires 1959 

Term expires 1958 



INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 



Ralph T. Urich, Chairman 
Harold Haller, Vice-Chairman 
William W. Rhoads, Secretary 
Philip S. Clements 

Walter Goddard 



James L. Dean 

Robert Mayo 

Robert Watters 

King McRury 



ANDOVER HOUSING AUTHORITY 



Edward D. Johnston, State Member 
George A. Noury, Chairman 
Thomas R. Wallace, Treasurer 
Roy A. Russell, Vice Chairman 
Thomas P. Eldred, Asst. Treasurer 
Ernest N. Hall, Exec. Director and 

Secretary 



Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 



expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 



1961 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 
Henry L. Hilton, Chief and Forest Warden 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 
David L. Nicoll, Chief William R. Hickey, Dog Officer 



CONSTABLES 



George N. Sparks 
George B. Brown 
Roy A. Russell 



Term expires 1958 
Term expires 1958 
Term expires 1958 



CIVIL DEFENSE DIRECTOR 
Harold W. Wennik 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 
Population 1955 Census-14535 
Registered Voters 1957-8649 

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS INCLUDING ANDOVER 

Senators 
John F. Kennedy, Boston Leverett Saltonstall, Dover 



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FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 
Edith Nourse Rogers, 444 Andover St., Lowell 

FIFTH COUNCILLOR DISTRICT 
Augustus P. Means, County Road, Essex 

FOURTH ESSEX SENATORIAL DISTRICT 
Charles S. Marston, 3rd, 309 East Broadway, Haverhill 

FIFTH ESSEX REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 
Frank S. Giles, Jr., 827 Riverside Drive, Methuen 
William Longworth, 25 Stevens Street, Methuen 
Arthur Williams, 127 Haverhill Street, Andover 

ESSEX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 
C. F. Nelson Pratt, Saugus 
Arthur A. Thompson, Methuen 
John R. Ahern, Lawrence 

SELECTIVE SERVICE BOARD 
Joseph A. Horan, Chairman, Chandler Road, Andover 
Thomas E. Cargill, Sr. Secretary, Boxford 
Martin J. Lawlor, Jr., North Andover 
Thomas W. Fallon, 58 Maple Avenue, Andover 
James Deyermond, 5 Temple Place, Andover 
Salvatore Basile, Chandler Road, Andover 
Govt . Appeal Agent 



* Deceased 
** Resigned 



Annual Town Meeting 

MARCH 4, 1957 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, January 
21, 1957, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, quali- 
fied to vote in Elections and Town Affairs, met and as- 
sembled at the designated polling places in Precincts One, 
Two, Three, Four, Five, and Six, viz: The Central Fire 
Station in Precinct One; the Square and Compass Hall in 
Precinct Two; the Sacred Heart School, Balmoral Street, 
Shawsheen Village in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange 
Hall in Precinct Four; the Fire Station, Ballardvale, in 
Precinct Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips Street, in 
Precinct Six, in said Andover, on 

MONDAY, THE FOURTH DAY OF MARCH, 1957 

at 7:00 A. M. to act upon the following articles: 

Essex, SS. Andover, March 4, 1957 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, 
one of the constables of the Town of Andover, have noti- 
fied the inhabitants of said town, to meet at the time and 
place and for the purposes stated in said warrant, by 
posting a true and attested copy of same, on the Town 
House, on each Schoolhouse, and in no less than five other 
public places where bills and notices are usually posted 
and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants 
have been posted and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Article 1 Election of Officers 

Took up Article 1 and proceeded to vote for Town Offi- 
cers. The ballot boxes were found to be empty and regis- 
tered 0000. The polls were opened at seven o'clock A. M. 
and closed at seven o'clock P. M. The total number of 
ballots cast was 4713 — viz: Precinct 1-1148; Precinct 2- 
780; Precinct 3-860; Precinct 4-678; Precinct 5-383; Pre- 
cinct 6-864. 

PRECINCTS MODERATOR - FOR ONE YEAR 



654 425 461 393 211 610 Roland H. Sherman 2754 

463 322 367 249 159 226 John F. O'Connell 1786 

31 33 32 36 13 28 Blanks 173 



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PRECINCTS SELECTMAN 
12 3 4 5 6 

950 613 717 558 294 748 

1 2 1 

197 167 143 118 89 115 



- ONE FOR THREE YEARS 

Stafford A. Lindsay 
Roy A. Russell 
Blanks 



3880 

4 

829 



ASSESSOR - ONE FOR THREE YEARS 



912 601 699 548 283 736 

1 2 1 

235 179 161 128 100 127 



Stafford A. Lindsay 
Roy A. Russell 
Blanks 



3779 

4 

930 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE - ONE FOR THREE YEARS 



822 555 554 438 297 601 

286 192 254 205 76 228 

40 33 52 35 10 35 



Roy A. Russell 
James J. Gordon 
Blanks 



3267 

1241 

205 



BOARD OF HEALTH - ONE FOR THREE YEARS 



535 425 527 341 195 317 
510 281 275 287 146 490 
103 74 58 50 42 57 



Richard D. McKallagat 
Karl L. Rohde, Jr. 
Blanks 



2340 

1989 

384 



TRUSTEE OF MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 
ONE FOR SEVEN YEARS 



973 623 712 576 304 783 
175 157 148 102 79 81 



Arthur W. 
Blanks 



Reynolds 



3971 
742 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS - TWO FOR THREE YEARS 



654 428 603 411 211 485 

604 350 354 288 167 446 

117 135 97 67 65 126 

144 156 188 116 57 95 

223 136 124 158 108 176 

255 116 89 99 50 162 

26 15 20 48 16 38 

273 224 245 169 92 200 



Francis P. Reilly 
P. LeRoy Wilson, 
Louis G. Conkey 
Raymond S. LaRosa 
Francis D. Sparks 
Oliver R. Surette 
Robert F. VanCoppenolle 
Blanks 



2792 
2209 
607 
756 
925 
771 
163 
1203 



PLANNING BOARD - ONE FOR FIVE YEARS 



601 448 327 288 203 544 

473 243 456 329 147 274 

74 89 77 61 33 46 



John N. Cole, 2nd 
Allen M. Flye 
Blanks 



2411 

1922 

380 



CONSTABLES - THREE FOR ONE YEAR 



929 572 666 527 303 703 
971 655 703 552 320 746 
924 582 658 523 328 712 
620 531 553 432 198 431 



George B. Brown 
Roy A. Russell 
George N. Sparks 
Blanks 



3700 
3947 
3727 
2765 



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QUESTION — "Shall an act passed by the 
General Court in the year nineteen hundred 
and fifty-six, entitled "An Act establishing 
a selectman- town manager plan for the Town 
of Andover', be accepted by the Town?" 



PRECINCTS 



415 193 321 249 115 452 

696 551 500 404 253 387 

37 36 39 25 15 25 



Yes 

No 

Blanks 



1745 

2791 

177 






All the foregoing officers and question were voted for 
on one ballot and the check lists were used. 



REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT 1 



Andover, March 4, 1957 



Polls opened at 7:00 A.M. Warden in charge, Rowland L. 
Luce. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P.M. Ballot box registered when 
polls closed 1148. Number of ballots received 2027. Num- 
ber of ballots returned 919. Number of ballots cast 1148. 
Police officer on duty, William Tammany. Voted to count 
ballots at 8:00 A. M. 



REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT 2. 



Leo J. Raftery, Clerk 
Andover, March 4, 1957 



Polls opened at 7:00 A.M. Warden in charge, Fernand J. 
Lussier. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P.M. Ballot box registered when 
polls closed 781 (ballot box skipped one ballot) . Number 
of ballots received 1539. Number of ballots returned 768. 
Number of ballots cast 771 plus 9 absentee ballots. Police 
officer on duty, James M. Gorrie, Jr. Voted to count bal- 
lots at 9:00 A.M. 



REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT 3 



Joseph E. O'Brien, Clerk 
Andover, March 4, 1957 



Polls opened at 7:00 A.M. Warden in charge, A. Norman 
Warhurst. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P.M. Ballot box registered when 
polls closed 860. Number of ballots received 1864. Num- 
ber of ballots returned 1004. Number of ballots cast 860 
Police officer on duty, W. Stewart. Voted to count bal- 
lots at 10:00 A.M. 

Walter R. Davis, Clerk 



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REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT 4 Andover, March 4, 1957 

Polls opened at 7:00 A. M. Warden in charge, Robert H. 
Henderson. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P.M. Ballot box registered when 
polls closed 678. Number of ballots received 1254, plus 
7 absentee ballots. Number of ballots returned 583. Num- 
ber of ballots cast 678. Police officer on duty, Raymond 
Pellerin. Voted to count ballots at 8:45 A. M. 

James D. Doherty, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT 5 Andover, March 4, 1957 

Polls opened at 7:00 A.M. Warden in charge, Clyde E. 
Mears. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P.M. Ballot box registered when 
polls closed 383. Number of ballots received 710. Num- 
ber of ballots returned 328. Number of ballots cast 382 
plus 1 absentee ballot. Police officer on duty, George N. 
Sparks. Voted to count ballots at 10:55 A.M. 

Eugene A. Zalla, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT 6 Andover, March 4, 1957 

Polls opened at 7:00 A.M. Warden in charge, Ralph A. 
Bailey. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7:00 P.M. Ballot box registered when 
polls closed 864. Number of ballots received 1755 plus 
17 absentee ballots. Number of ballots returned 908. 
Number of ballots cast 864. Police officer on duty, 
James R. Lynch. Voted to count ballots at 8:30 A.M. 

John M. Lynch, Clerk 

After final action of Article One , the said meeting was 
adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the Gen- 
eral Laws to Saturday, March 9, 1957, at 1:30 o f clock P.M. 
at the Memorial Auditorium. 



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Adjourned Town Meeting 

MARCH 9, 1957 



The check lists were used at the entrance and showed 
783 voters admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order by Roland H. Sherman, 
Moderator, at 1:30 P. M. 

Unanimous consent was voted to admit nine persons. 

Opening prayer was offered by Rev. John S. Moses. 

Salute to the flag was led by Stafford A. Lindsay. 

The warrant and return of service by the constable was 
read by the Town Clerk. 

ARTICLE 1. To elect a Moderator for one year, a Selectman 
for three years, an Assessor for three years, two members 
of the Board of Public Works for three years, a member of 
the Board of Health for three years, a member of the 
School Committee for three years, a member of the Planning 
Board for five years, a Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for seven years, three Constables for one year, and any 
other town officers required by law to be elected by bal- 
lot, also to vote on the following question: "Shall an 
Act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and fifty-six entitled f An Act establishing a select- 
men-town manager plan for the town of Andover* , be accept- 
ed by the town?" 

All the above candidates and question to be voted for 
on one ballot. The polls will be open from 7:00 o'clock 
A.M. to 7:00 o'clock P.M. 

The Town Clerk announced the results of ballot March 4th 
and declared Roland H. Sherman elected as Moderator for 
the ensuing year and that he had previously been sworn to 
the faithful performance of the duties of that office. 

The Moderator then declared the other successful candi- 
dates elected to their respective offices. 

Stafford A. Lindsay, Selectman for Three Tears. 

Stafford A. Lindsay, Assessor for Three Years. 

Roy A. Russell, School Committee for Three Tears. 

Richard D. McKallagat, Board of Health for Three Tears. 

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Arthur W. Reynolds, Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 

for Seven Years. 

Francis P. Reilly, Board of Public Works for Three Years. 

P. LeRoy Wilson, Board of Public Works for Three Years. 

John N. Cole, 2nd. Planning Board for Five Years. 

George B. Brown, Constable for One Year. 

Roy A. Russell, Constable for One Year. 

George N. Sparks, Constable for One Year. 

"Shall an Act passed by the General Court in the year 
nineteen hundred and fifty-six, entitled, ' An Act estab- 
lishing a selectmen- town manager plan for the town of 
Andover', be accepted by the town?" The vote — Yes, 1745 
No, 2791. 

ARTICLE 2. To elect all other officers not required by law 
to be elected by ballot. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED Arthur W. Cole 
be elected Trustee of Cornell Fund for three years. 

ARTICLE 3. To establish the salary of elected Town Offi- 
cers for the ensuing year. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED that the sal- 
aries of the elected Town Officers for the ensuing year be 
established at: (each item being voted on separately): 

Board of Selectmen 

Three members at $800 each per annum 

Board of Assessors 

Three members at $800 each per annum 

Board of Public Welfare 

Three members at $200 each per annum 

Town Clerk for 1957 $5187.50 

Collector of Taxes for 1957 5187*50 

Town Treasurer for 1957 4838.00 

Board of Health 

Three members at $100 each per annum 



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Chairman, Board of Public Works per annum 

Secretary, Board of Public Works per annum 

Treasurer, Library Trustees per annum 
Moderator, per meeting 



300.00 

150.00 

100.00 

25.00 



ARTICLE 4. To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for the following purposes: 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and ap- 
propriate the following sums of money: 



Moderator 



Finance Committee 



Selectmen 



Town Accountant 



Treasurer 



Parking Meter Clerk 
Tax Collector 

Assessors 

Town Counsel 
Town Clerk 



Election & Registra-) 

tion ) 

Municipal Buildings 



Planning Board 



Salaries & Wages 

Expense 

1956 Bill 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages (plus 
$528.69 Sp.Art.#7 
10/22/56) 
Expense 



Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 



Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense (includes 
1956 bill of $5.54) 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 



75.00 

100.00 

6,300.00 

2,050.00 

55.00 

9,789.50 
1,125.00 



7,427.50 
5,270.50 

389.00 

8,878.50 
2,017.00 

17,595.00 
2 , 500 . 00 

1,500.00 

7,243.50 
530.00 

5,060.00 
2,350.00 

4,400.00 
7 , 600 . 00 

2,375.00 
2,464.00 



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Police Department 



Dog Officer 
Parking Meter 

Fire Department 

Brush Fires 



Salaries & Wages 
(includes 1956 bill 
of $50.00 for Bessie 
Goldsmith) 
Expense 



Salaries & Wages 

$8,320.00 
Expense 2,125.00 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense (includes 1956 
bill of $21.50) 



Building Inspector (Includes 1956 bill, $162. 96) 

Inspector of Wires 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Civil Defense 



Tree Department 
Moth Department 
Dutch Elm Department 
Board of Health 



Public Dump 

Board of Public Works 



Highway 



Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 

Expense 

Care & Treat. of TB 

Animal Inspector 



Salaries & Wages 

Expense 

BPW Chairman 

BPW Secretary 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Street Lighting 
Snow Removal 



96,529.00 

15,300.00 
325.00 



123,229.02 

19,625.00 

2,200.00 

6 , 000 . 00 

1,550.00 

800.00 

900 . 00 
3,025.00 

9,750.00 
1,400.00 

5,200.00 
1,622.00 

7,150.00 
850.00 

10,626.00 

1,690.00 

1 , 500 . 00 

350.00 

3 , 500 . 00 

26,500.00 

2 , 050 . 00 

300.00 

150.00 

49,500.00 
30,500.00 
28,000.00 
20,000.00 



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Sewer 



Water 



Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 



Truck, Garage & Repair Salaries & Wages 
Shop Maintenance Expense 



Old Age Assistance 



Aid to Dependent 
Children 

Disability Assistance 



Welfare 

Town Infirmary 

Veterans 1 Services 

Schools 

Libraries 

Parks 

Recreation 

Pensions 

Town Report - printing 
Veterans* Quarters 
Blanket Insurance 
Patriotic Holidays 



Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense (plus dog 
license refunds) 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 
Expense 

Salaries & Wages 

Expense 

Pension Payments 



8 

35 
46 

7 
24 

2 

61 



8 

1 
9 

5 
6 

8 
20 

622 
179 

38 

15 

8 

1 

9 
6 

2 

50 
2 
2 

29 

1 



500.00 
350.00 

000.00 
250.00 

700.00 
300.00 



740.00 
560.00 

900.00 
920.00 

356.00 
644 . 00 

600.00 
700.00 

331.00 
669.00 

065.00 
935.00 

125.00 
639.00 

024.00 

765.00 

000.00 
500.00 

400.00 
420.00 

114.00 
465.00 
270.00 

000.00 

220.00 

000.00 

565.00 



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Damage to Persons and Property 
Cemeteries 



Salaries & Wages 
Expense 



500.00 

18,034.00 
3,235.00 



Maturing Debt and 
Interest 



Maturing Debt (Schools) 190,000.00 

Interest - Maturing 

Debt (Schools) 51,847.50 



Total to be raised by taxation 
Total not to be raised by taxation 
Grand Total Appropriated 

SPECIAL ARTICLES 



$2,060,470.02 
10,834.00 

$2,071,304.02 



ARTICLE 5 



ARTICLE 6 



ARTICLE 7 



ARTICLE 9 



ARTICLE 11 



ARTICLE 12 



ARTICLE 14 



ARTICLE 15 



ARTICLE 17 



Two new automobiles for Police 
Dept. (Plus trade-in value of 
one 1956 Ford Sedan and one 
1956 Plymouth Sedan) 

One new one (1) ton Pick-up 
Truck for Fire Dept. (Plus 
trade-in value of one 1953 
pick-up truck) 

New Typewriter -bookkeeping 
machine for Accountant f s 
and Treasurer's Depts. 

Engage engineering consultants 
for revaluation of taxable 
property. (From available 
funds, $35,000.00) 

Purchase land for off-street 
parking (From available funds, 
$25,000.00) 

To develop additional off- 
street parking. (Transfer from 
Parking Meter Account, $6,000.00) 

To acquire future school sites, 
etc. (From available funds, 
$25,000.00) 

Acquire land on Center & Andover 
Sts., Ballardvale. (From avail- 
able funds, $200.00 — to add to 
unexpended balance of $1,600.00) 

To study Town By-Laws and Zoning 
By-Laws 

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2,000.00 



1,873.00 



6,300.00 



1 , 000 . 00 



ARTICLE 24 
ARTICLE 26 
ARTICLE 27 
ARTICLE 28 

ARTICLE 29 

ARTICLE 30 

ARTICLE 31 

ARTICLE 32 

ARTICLE 33 
ARTICLE 34 

ARTICLE 35 

ARTICLE 37 



3,000.00 
7,500.00 
5,000.00 

2 , 500 . 00 



To establish a Personnel Board 

Sidewalk construction 

Repairs to bridge in Ballardvale 

Construction for highway fence 
and guard rail 

Study for additional water supply 
(From available funds, $10,000.00) 

Improvements to sewerage facilities 
(From available funds, $8,500.00) 

Improvements to water system 
(From available funds, $95,810.00) 

Construct additional garage space 
(From available funds, $25,000.00) 



To purchase equipment for the B.P.W. 

26,300.00 
For Highway Construction 
(From available funds, $23,000.00) 
Chapter 718 Acts of 1956 

Chapter 90 Highway Construction 
(From available funds, $30,000.00) 
(Chapter 718-Acts of 1956 $10,000.00) 

Install sewer in Juliette St. 
(From available funds, $10,000.00) 



ARTICLE 49 State Aided Vocational Education 1,940.00 

Total Special Articles to be raised by taxation 57,413.00 

Total Special Articles not raised by taxation 303,510.00 
Total-Special Articles $360,923.00 

GRAND TOTAL — Budget and Special Articles $2,432,227.02 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $2,000.00 for the purchase of two new 
automobiles for the Police Department and use the trade-in 
value of one 1956 Ford sedan and one 1956 Plymouth sedan 
as part of the purchase price. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $2,000.00 under Article 5. 



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ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $1 , 873 . 00 to purchase and equip a 
new one (1) ton pick-up truck for use in the Fire Depart- 
ment and use the trade-in value of a 1953 pick-up truck 
as part of the purchase price. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1,873.00 under Article 6. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $6,300.00 for the purpose of pur- 
chasing typewriter -bookkeeping machine and equipment for 
municipal accounting, to be used in the Accountant f s and 
Treasurer ■ s departments . 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $6,300.00 under Article 7. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to accept Chapter 
670, Acts of 1955, and any amendments thereto, an act 
relative to increasing the amounts of pensions, retire- 
ment allowances, and annuities payable to certain former 
employees. 

Article 8 was defeated. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or transfer from available funds the sum of 
$35,000.00 and to engage engineering consultants or em- 
ployees for the purpose of conducting a revaluation of 
all taxable property in the Town, upon recommendation of 
the Board of Assessors. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to transfer from 
available funds the sum of $35,000.00 under Article 9. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to sell or lease the Town Infirmary, with 
buildings and land. No transaction to be consummated 
without the approval of the Finance Committee and the 
Welfare Board. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Arti- 
cle 10 as printed. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $50,000.00 for the purpose of pur- 
chasing and developing land for off-street parking, no 
money to be spent without the approval of the Finance Com- 
mittee. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously to 

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transfer from available funds in the treasury the sum of 
$25,000.00 for the purpose of purchasing and developing 
land for off-street parking and instruct the Selectmen to 
acquire by purchase or by gift or by seizure by right of 
eminent domain such land as may be necessary to develop 
off-street parking, no money to be spent without the ap- 
proval of the Finance Committee. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to dispose of the Buildings on the so-called 
Shaw Property for the purpose of developing additional 
off-street parking and transfer the sum of $6,000.00 from 
the Parking Meter Account for this purpose. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to transfer 
from the Parking Meter Account the sum of $6,000.00 under 
Article 12. 

ARTICLE 13 . To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to sell a strip of land approximately 30 
feet wide and 250 feet long in the rear of the Town Park- 
ing Lot, known as the Shaw Property, at 10£ a square foot 
to St. Augustine's Parochial School. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Arti- 
cle 13 as printed. Vote — Yes, 512; No, 33. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate by taxation the sum of $50,000.00 and instruct 
the Selectmen to appoint a committee of seven (7) to ac- 
quire by purchase, or by gift, or by seizure by right of 
eminent domain, as necessary, for the locating of future 
public school sites, fire station, public buildings, and 
recreation areas. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously to 
transfer from available funds the sum of $25,000.00 and 
instruct the Selectmen to appoint a committee of seven (7) 
to acquire by purchase, or by gift, or by seizure by 
right of eminent domain, such land as may be necessary 
for the locating of future public school sites, fire sta- 
tion, public buildings, and recreation areas as follows: 
a school site in the general vicinity of Lowell Street 
and the new Route 28; a school site on either side of 
South Main Street and south of Phillips Academy; a school 
site in the general vicinity of River Road in West Ando- 
ver; a fire station site in the general vicinity of Lowell 
Street and the new Route 28; a recreational area near 
Pomps Pond; no money to be spent without the approval of 
the Board of Selectmen, the Finance Committee, and the 
Planning Board. A quorum was present. 



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ARTICLE 15 . To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate an additional $200.00, to add to the unexpended 
balance of $1,600.00, which was appropriated in Article 7, 
of the March 14, 1955, Town Meeting, for the purpose of 
acquiring land on Center and Andover Streets, Ballardvale, 
for public use and protection of other Town land; and to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to seize said land by 
eminent domain or by purchase. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously to 
transfer from available funds the sum of $200.00 under 
Article 15. A quorum was present. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will accept twelve (12) 
acres more or less of land off Elm Street as a gift for 
the specific purpose of developing a public school site. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously to 
accept this gift of land under Article 16. A quorum was 
present. 

ARTICLE 17 . To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Selectmen to appoint a committee of three (3) to study the 
Town By-Laws and Zoning By-Laws, and report at the next 
regular Town Meeting, and raise and appropriate the sum 
of $1,000.00 for this purpose. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1,000.00 under Article 17. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to appoint a committee of five (5) for 
the purpose of making a study of General Laws, Chapter 41, 
Section 38A, relative to the collection of moneys due the 
Town. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to authorize 
Article 18 as printed. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will enact a By-Law rela- 
tive to the removal of loam, sand, gravel, and stone, un- 
der the provisions of Chapter 98 of the Acts of 1949, as 
amended, to read as follows: 

"The removal for sale of loam, sand, gravel or quarried 
stone shall not be permitted in any section of the Town 
except by license by a majority vote of the Board of 
Selectmen, and they shall have power to control the con- 
ditions of depth, contour, and extent. No loam to be 
moved for sale for more than one-half of its depth in 
any part of the Town, except when incidental to, and 
in connection with the construction on the premises of 

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a building, for which a permit has been issued." 

Article 19 was withdrawn. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to repeal Sec- 
tion X, Article 2, of the Zoning By-Law, relative to re- 
moval of earth, etc. 

Article 20 was withdrawn. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will enact a By-Law under 
the provisions of G. L. Chapter 40, Section 21 (16), rela- 
tive to the removal of any vehicle interfering with the 
removal or plowing of snow or ice, etc., as amended, to 
read as follows: 

The superintendent of streets or other officer having 
charge of ways may cause to be removed any vehicle 
from any way, to some convenient place or public gar- 
age, if such vehicle interferes with the removal or 
plowing of snow on any such way. The entire cost of 
the removal of said motor vehicle or its garaging 
shall be borne and paid by the owner of said vehicle. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it wasVOTED to accept Article 
21 as printed. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will accept as a public 
way the existing private way known as Post Office Avenue, 
running easterly from Main Street about 160 feet and 
thence turning and running northerly about 125 feet to 
Elm Street; as approved by the Planning Board and as laid 
out by the Board of Selectmen. An acceptance plan and 
description of this way will be filed with the Town Clerk 
as part of the requirements to make this article effective; 
this acceptance, by vote of the Town, shall be subject to 
mutually satisfactory terms and agreements made between 
those having a present interest in the proposed private 
way and the Town of Andover through its Board of Selectmen, 
and to take by eminent domain, if necessary, on petition 
of the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 22 was withdrawn. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the amount of $5,000.00 for the purpose of re- 
constructing, paving and improving Post Office Avenue so- 
called; on the proviso that said way is accepted at this 
annual Town Meeting as a public way, on petition of the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 23 was withdrawn. 

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ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to enact a By- 
Law under the provisions of Chapter 41, Section 108A, and 
establish a Personnel Board to be appointed by the Board 
of Selectmen to study the problem of compensation of all 
town employees except those filled by popular election and 
those under the direction and control of the school com- 
mittee and to prepare a Wage and Classification plan clas- 
sifying all such employees into groups and classes doing 
substantially similar work or having substantially equal 
responsibilities. Such a plan to provide minimum and 
maximum salaries to be paid to such employees in positions 
so classified and for the attainment of such maximum sal- 
aries by periodical step rate increases, such salaries to 
be appropriately related, if possible, to salaries paid 
by commercial and business establishments and by compar- 
able municipalities as well as a reliable cost-of-living 
index. The Personnel Board to be authorized to employ 
professional consultants in connection with the foregoing 
if deemed desirable and to report to the Board of Select- 
men on or before January 1st, 1958, and subsequently to 
the next annual Town Meeting its recommendations for a 
complete Wage and Classification Plan. The Personnel 
Board to consist of five members, two to be appointed for 
three years, two for two years, and one for one year, and 
thereafter each member to be appointed for a three year 
term. No member of the Personnel Board to receive compen- 
sation or be an employee of the Town. Vacancies to be 
appointed by the Selectmen. To appropriate the sum of 
$3,000.00 for the use of said committee; or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to enact a By- 
Law under the provisions of Chapter 41, Section 108A and 
Section 108C. . .and establish a Personnel Board to be ap- 
pointed by the Board of Selectmen to study the problem of 
compensation of all town employees, except those filled 
by popular election and those under the direction and con- 
trol of the school committee and to prepare a Wage and 
Classification plan classifying all such employees into 
groups and classes doing substantially similar work or 
having substantially equal responsibilities. Such a plan 
to provide minimum and maximum salaries to be paid to 
such employees in positions so classified and for the at- 
tainment of such maximum salaries by periodical step rate 
increases, such salaries to be appropriately related, if 
possible, to salaries paid by commercial and business 
establishments and by comparable municipalities as well as 
a reliable cost-of-living index. The Personnel Board to 
be authorized to employ professional consultants in con- 
nection with the foregoing if deemed desirable and to re- 
port to the Board of Selectmen on or before January 1,1958 
and subsequently to the next annual Town Meeting its 

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recommendations for a complete Wage and Classification 
Plan. The Personnel Board to consist of five members, two 
to be appointed for three years, two for two years, and 
one for one year, and thereafter each member to be 
appointed for a three year term. No member of the Person- 
nel Board to receive compensation or tq be an employee of 
the Town, vacancies to be appointed by the Selectmen; at 
all times one of the five members shall be one who has 
been selected from a list of not less than three suggested 
members submitted by the full time employees of the Town. 
To appropriate the sum of $3,000.00 for the use of said 
committee. A quorum was present. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or finance through a bond issue the sum of 
$192,000.00 for the purpose of enlarging the Memorial Hall 
Library, according to plans on file with the Library Trus- 
tees, through a one story addition to the front with side- 
walk level entrance, a two story addition to the West and 
interior alterations, which will result in a more effi- 
ciently operated library building better able to meet 
effectively the present and future needs of this growing 
community, on petition of the Trustees of Memorial Hall 
Library. 

Article 25 was defeated. The vote, Yes, 268- No, 357. 
Less than 2/3 vote as required. 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury 
the sum of $7,500.00 for sidewalk construction to install 
and improve sidewalks in areas of public ways. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $7,500.00 under Article 26. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate from taxation the sum of $5,000.00 for repairs 
to the Bridge in Ballardvale. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $5,000.00 under Article 27. 

ARTICLE 28 . To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate from taxation and/or transfer from unappropria- 
ted available funds in the Treasury the sum of $2,500.00 
for Highway fence and guard rail construction. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $2,500.00 under Article 28. 

ARTICLE 29 . To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 

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propriate by taxation the sum of $10,000.00 to conduct a 
study for additional water supply under the supervision of 
the. Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to transfer from 
available funds the sum of $10,000.00 under Article 29. 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate by taxation the sum of $8,500.00 for a study of 
possible needed extensions to the system and needed im- 
provements to the present sewerage facilities under the 
supervision of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to transfer from 
available funds the sum of $8,500.00 under Article 30. 

ARTICLE 31. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
from taxation and/ or by bond issue the sum of $95,810.00 
for improvements to the water system; $5,810.00 of which 
is to be raised and appropriated from taxation and the 
balance of $90,000.00 to be provided by a 10 year bond is- 
sue, (No work to be started until approved by the Board of 
Selectmen, the Finance Committee, and the Board of Public 
Works) . 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to transfer from 
available funds $95,810.00 under Article 31. 

ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to construct additional garage space and 
make necessary repairs to existing buildings and raise and 
appropriate by taxation the sum of $25,000.00 therefor. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to transfer from 
available funds the sum of $25,000.00 under Article 32 and 
to authorize the Board of Public Works to construct and 
equip additional garage space and make necessary repairs 
to existing buildings. To be expended only with the ap- 
proval of the Finance Committee. 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase equipment consisting of three 
trucks, one hydraulic sand spreader, sidewalk roller, 
tractor loader, street sweeper, sidewalk plow and other 
smaller items whose individual cost is less than $1,000.00 
and raise and appropriate the sum of $36,800.00 therefor- 
with the trade-in allowance for each piece of like equip- 
ment now owned to be used as part payment . 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase equipment consisting of 
three trucks, one hydraulic sand spreader, sidewalk roller, 
tractor loader, sidewalk plow and other smaller items 

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whose individual cost is less than $1,000.00 and raise and 
appropriate the sum of $26,300.00 therefor with the trade- 
in allowance for each piece of like equipment now owned to 
be used as part payment . 

ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
unappropriated available funds in the Treasury the sum of 
$23,000.00 from the amount to be paid to the Town by the 
State under Chapter 718 of the Acts of 1956 for Highway 
Construction and to instruct the Selectmen to acquire land 
on the north side of Ballardvale Road by gift, by purchase, 
release, or by right of eminent domain. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously to 
transfer from unappropriated available funds in the Treas- 
ury the sum of $23,000.00, from the amount to be paid to 
the Town by the State under Chapter 718 of the Acts of 
1956 for Highway Construction and to instruct the Select- 
men to acquire land on the north side of Ballardvale Road 
by gift, by purchase, release, or by right of eminent do- 
main. A quorum was present. 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate and/or transfer from unappropriated available 
funds in the Treasury the sum of $30,000.00 and transfer 
$10,000.00 from the amount to be paid to the Town by the 
State under Chapter 718 of the Acts of 1956 for Chapter 90 
Highway Construction. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to transfer from 
unappropriated available funds in the Treasury the sum of 
$30,000.00 and transfer $10,000.00 from the amount to be 
paid to the Town by the State under Chapter 718 of the 
Acts of 1956 for Chapter 90 Highway Construction as ap- 
proved by the Board of Selectmen. 

ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to construct a main Trunk sewer from 
the existing sewerage facilities in Shawsheen to Lincoln 
Street and provide sewerage facilities to the property 
abutting on Arthur Road, Mary Lou Lane, Marilyn Road, 
Theodore Avenue, part of Lincoln Street and other proper- 
ties adjacent to the Shawsheen Hy lands development and to 
raise and appropriate and/or transfer from available funds 
in the Treasury and/or by bond issue a sum of $91,600.00 
for the construction of the same on the proviso that the 
final cost for such work as done, with the exception of 
the trunk main, be assessed proportionally as a betterment 
charge to all property to which the facilities would be 
available; and authorize the Town to acquire easements for 
a release by purchase or by seizure by right of eminent 
domain upon the recommendation of the Board of Public 

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Works and with the approval of the Town Counsel, on peti- 
tion of William C. Schmidt and others. 

Article 36 was defeated. The Vote, Yes-250, No-196. 
Less than 2/3 as required. A quorum was present. 

ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to install a 
sewer in Juliette Street and connect same to the existing 
public sewerage system; and raise and appropriate therefor 
the amount of $10,000.00 on the proviso that the entire 
cost is to be assessed as a betterment charge against the 
property owners along said Juliette Street and others who 
may benefit directly or indirectly; and to authorize the 
Town to acquire easements by release, by purchase, or by 
seizure by right of eminent domain, upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Board of Public Works and with the approval of 
the Town Counsel, on petition of Vincent F. Stulgis and 
others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously to 
transfer from available funds the sum of $10,000.00 under 
Article 37. A quorum was present. 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase a truck chassis and equip same 
with a so-called back-hoe or trench digger and raise and 
appropriate the sum of $15,500.00 therefor, on petition of 
Raymond S. LaRosa and others. 

Article 38 was withdrawn. 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to rescind its 
action in approving Article 31 of the Warrant of March 5, 
1956 and March 10, 1956 and direct the Board of Public 
Works to terminate all activity toward fluoridation of the 
Town water supply and to dispose of the equipment used 
therefor, on petition of Samuel B. Dimlich and others. 

Article 39 was defeated. 

ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Town By-Laws to prohibit consideration, at a Special Town 
Meeting, of any article which appropriates funds, unless 
such article and the expenditure authorized therein are 
of an emergency nature and are so certified by the Board 
of Selectmen and the Finance Committee; for purposes of 
the record the article shall be deemed to have been with- 
drawn if it fails to obtain such certification and it 
shall be inserted for consideration in the Warrant for the 
next Annual Town Meeting without any further action by the 
sponsors, on petition of Henry M. Wolf son and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED that the Town 

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adopt a By-Law with reference to the appropriation of 
funds at Special Town Meetings to read as follows: 

"Any article in the Warrant for a Special Town 
Meeting which proposes the appropriation of 
funds shall be considered and voted upon by 
such Special Town Meeting only if the article 
is approved by the Finance Committee." 

A quorum was present. 

ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will vote to extend west- 
erly the present line of Zone A from the center of a 
private way known as Bowdoin Road, so that Zone A will now 
also include the following described parcel of land: Be- 
ginning at land of the Congregation Temple Emmanuel of 
Lawrence, thence running southerly by the existing limits 
of Zone A and the center line of Bowdoin Road about 988 
feet, more or less, to land of the Andover Country Club; 
thence running southwesterly by land of the said Andover 
Country Club about 250 feet, more or less, to other land 
of Cairns; thence running northwesterly by said other land 
of Cairns about 335 feet, more or less, to an angle; 
thence running northerly still by land of said Cairns 
about 696 feet, more or less, to land of said Congregation 
Temple Emmanuel of Lawrence; thence running easterly by 
land of said Congregation Temple Emmanuel of Lawrence 
about 470 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. 
Said proposed extension of Zone A is shown on a plan en- 
titled: "Preliminary Plan Proposed Section No. 2, Shaw- 
sheen Heights, Andover, Mass., Owner George Cairns, Engi- 
neer Ralph B. Brasseur, dated August, 1956, " a copy of 
which plan is on file with the Town Clerk of the Town of 
Andover, on petition of George R. Cairns and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously to 
extend westerly the present line of Zone A from the center 
of a private way known as Bowdoin Road, so that Zone A 
will now also include the following described parcel of 
land: Beginning at land of the Congregation Temple Emman- 
uel of Lawrence, thence running southerly by the existing 
limits of Zone A and the center line of Bowdoin Road about 
988 feet, more or less, to land of the Andover Country 
Club; thence running southwesterly by land of the said 
Andover Country Club about 250 feet, more or less, to 
other land of Cairns; thence running northwesterly by said 
other land of Cairns about 335 feet, more or less, to an 
angle; thence running northerly still by land of said 
Cairns about 696 feet, more or less, to land of said Con- 
gregation Temple Emmanuel of Lawrence; thence running 
easterly by land of said Congregation Temple Emmanuel of 
Lawrence about 470 feet, more or less, to the point of 
beginning. Said proposed extension of Zone A is shown on 

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a plan entitled: "Preliminary Plan Proposed Section No. 2, 
Shawsheen Heights, Andover, Mass., Owner George Cairns, 
Engineer Ralph B. Brasseur, dated August, 1956 "a copy of 
which plan is on file with the Town Clerk for the Town of 
Andover . A quorum was present . 

ARTICLE 42 . To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
Public Way and name Harvard Road running between Princeton 
Avenue and Cornell Avenue for a distance of 460 feet, as 
approved by the Planning Board and laid out by the Board 
of Selectmen; and as shown on a plan entitled; "Section 
No. 1, Shawsheen Heights, Andover, Mass.; Owner, Loretta 
Cairns; Engineer, Ralph B. Brasseur; dated July 25, 1955," 
and recorded with North Essex Registry of Deeds as Plan 
No. 3076, a copy of said plan being also on file with the 
Town Clerk for the Town of Andover, on petition of George 
R. Cairns and others. 

Article 42 was withdrawn. 

ARTICLE 43 . To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
public way and name Lockway Road from Carmel Road norther- 
ly to Walnut Avenue as shown on a plan entitled Street 
Acceptance Plan made December 1952 by Clinton F. Goodwin, 
Engineer, Haverhill, Mass. as approved by the Board of 
Survey and laid out by the Board of Selectmen. Both the 
plan and the description referred to being on file at the 
Office of the Town Clerk, on petition of Phillips B. Mars 
den, Jr. and others. 

Article 43 was withdrawn. 

ARTICLE 44. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
public way and name Lucerne Drive as approved by the Board 
of Survey, and laid out by the Board of Selectmen, as 
shown on a plan entitled Subdivision and Acceptance Plan 
Pine Acres, made by Ralph Brasseur, Engineer, Haverhill, 
Mass. Both plans and descriptions referred to being on 
file at the Town Clerk* s Office, on petition of Frank 
Cairns and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept as a 
public way and name Lucerne Drive as approved by the Board 
of Survey, and laid out by the Board of Selectmen, as 
shown on a plan entitled Subdivision and Acceptance Plan 
Pine Acres, made by Ralph Brasseur, Engineer, Haverhill, 
Mass., 700 feet to east of Pine Street at circle, "upon 
the condition and subject to it, that the Town shall not 
be liable for damages caused to any abutters who drain 
their property into the main drain." 

ARTICLE 45. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 

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Public Way, Princeton Avenue, for a distance of 345 feet 
westerly from that portion of Princeton Avenue which is 
now a public way, as approved by the Planning Board and 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen: and as shown on a plan 
entitled: "Section No. 1, Shawsheen Heights, Andover, 
Mass. Owner, Loretta Cairns; Engineer, Ralph B. Brasseur; 
dated July 25, 1955," and recorded with North Essex Regis- 
try of Deeds as Plan No. 3076, a copy of said plan being 
also on file with the Town Clerk for the Town of Andover, 
on petition of George R. Cairns and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept as a 
Public Way, Princeton Avenue for a distance of 345 feet 
westerly from that portion of Princeton Avenue which is 
now a public way, as approved by the Planning Board and 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen; and as shown on a plan 
entitled: "Section No. 1, Shawsheen Heights, Andover , Mass . 
Owner, Loretta Cairns; Engineer, Ralph B. Brasseur; dated 
July 25, 1955," and recorded with North Essex Registry of 
Deeds as Plan No. 3076. 

ARTICLE 46 > To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
Public Way, Stevens Circle, a way off Summer Street, as 
approved by the Planning Board, January 18, 1955, and 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen as shown on the plan 
made by Clinton F. Goodwin, Engineer, Haverhill, and dated 
December 10, 1954, both plan and description being on file 
at the Town Clerk's office, on petition of Holland E.Davis 
and others. 

Article 46 was withdrawn. 

ARTICLE 47. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
public way a way now known as Suncrest Road, off South 
Main Street, as shown on a plan by D. J. McCracken of 
Methuen dated September, 1955, both this plan and a des- 
cription being on file in the office of the Town Clerk, 
on petition of Robert W. M. White and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept as a 
public way a way now known as Suncrest Road, easterly of 
South Main Street, as shown on a plan by D. J. McCracken 
of Methuen dated September, 1955, both this plan and a 
description being on file in the office of the Town Clerk. 

ARTICLE 48. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to 
borrow money from time to time after January 1, 1958, in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1, 1958, in accordance with Section 4, Chap- 
ter 44, General Laws and to issue a note or notes, there- 
for, payable within one year, and to renew any note so 

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issued for a period of less than one year, in accordance 
with Section 17 of said Chapter 44. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Arti- 
cle 48 as printed. 

ARTICLE 49. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
School Committee to continue to maintain State-Aided Voca- 
tional Education in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 74, General Laws, and acts amendatory thereto, or 
dependent thereon, and further raise and appropriate the 
sum of $1,940.00 therefor. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $1,940.00 under Article 49. 

ARTICLE 50. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to 
borrow money from time to time after March 11, 1957 in 
anticipation of the elementary school bond issue of 
$885,000 authorized by vote of the Special Town Meeting of 
October 22, 1956 under Article 1 of said meeting, in accor- 
dance with Section 17, Chapter 44, General Laws and to 
issue a note or notes therefor payable within one year, 
and to renew any note so issued for a period of less than 
one year, in accordance with Section 17 of said Chapter. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Arti- 
cle 50 as printed. 

ARTICLE 51. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the 
Selectmen to inform Congressman Rogers that the Town of 
Andover is in hearty accord with her supporting the follow- 
ing congressional bills HR317, 318, and 319, relative to 
the development of flood control of the Merrimack River. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Arti- 
cle 51 as printed. 

ARTICLE 52. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
$3,763.00 including a flower fund of $300.00, received in 
1956, for the perpetual care of lots in Spring Grove Ceme- 
tery, on petition of Anna M. Greeley, Treasurer. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Arti- 
cle 52 as printed. 

ARTICLE 53. To see if the Town will vote to accept $30.00, 
the gift of Helen and Harold Rafton, as approved by the 
School Committee, to be awarded as the Rafton Science 
Prizes at Punchard High School, on petition of Anna M. 
Greeley, Treasurer. 

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Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept with 
thanks Article 53 . 

ARTICLE 54. To see if the Town will vote to accept nine- 
teen shares of Middle South Utilities, Inc., common stock, 
the gift of Helen and Harold Rafton, as approved by the 
School Committee, the annual income therefrom to be award- 
ed as the Rafton Science Prizes at Andover High School, on 
petition of Anna M. Greeley, Treasurer. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept with 
thanks Article 54. 

ARTICLE 55 . To see if the Town will vote to amend Article 
TJ Section 3 of the Town By-Laws by adding the words 
"Ballots shall be given to each voter when being checked 
for admittance at door of Town Meeting by the Town Elec - 
tion officers, whose duty it will be to collect and count 
them whenever used, in presence of the Town Clerk in full 
view of the voters," on petition of John F. O'Connell and 
others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Arti- 
cle 55. The Vote, Yes-231; No-40. A quorum was present. 

ARTICLE 56. To see if the Town will vote to transfer 
$20,000.00 from Overlay Reserve to the Reserve Fund. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Arti- 
cle 56 as printed. 

ARTICLE 57. To see if the Town will vote to permit the 
Assessors to use $60,000.00 free cash to reduce the 1957 
tax rate and tp offset appropriations for capital outlay 
voted at the 1957 meeting. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Arti- 
cle 57 as printed. 

ARTICLE 58. To see what disposition shall be made of un- 
expended appropriations and free cash in the Treasury. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED that all unex- 
pended appropriations be turned into the Treasury, except 
the following: 

Article 7 - 1956 Spec. Town Meeting 10/22/56 

Town Treasurer, Clerical 
Assistance 528.69 

Article 55- 1956 Planning Board of Appeals 100.00 

Article 8 - 1956 Remodeling Town Offices 13,938.59 

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Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 
Article 2- 1956 Sewer, Andover St., B.V. 
Article 21-1956 Sewer Line-Golden 1 s Gardens 



Article 22-1954 
Article 34-1955 
Article 36-1956 
Article 23-1956 
Article 42-1956 
Article 15-1956 



Ballardvale Sewer Disposal 
Constructing Relief Sewers 
Sewerage and Drainage 
Chapter 90 Construction 
Storm Drainage -Hidden Road 
Purchase Sidewalk Snow Plow 



Aid to Dependent Children Grants 

Old Age Assistance Grants 

Article 10-1955 New High School Building 

West Elem. School Addition 
Shawsheen School Addition 
Shawsheen School Addition 



Article 13-1955 
Article 14-1955 
Article 77-1956 
Article 1-1955 



Preliminary Plans Elementary 
School Building 



Civil Defense 
Article 2- 1951 

Article 7- 1955 

Article 8- 1946 

Article 9- 1956 
Article 11-1956 
Article 13-1953 

Article 15-1953 



Purchase Land adjacent to 
Central Schools & Playstead 

Purchase Land in Ballardvale 
Corner Andover & Center Sts. 

History of Andover up to and 
including World War II 

Mapping of Town 

Repair Indian Ridge School 

Engineering Study of Play- 
ground Area 

Purchase & Develop Parking 
Areas 

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352.75 

25,200.00 

15,000.00 

567.32 

1,135.84 

6,929.28 

39,975.55 

2,185.83 

775.40 

106.35 

602.34 

727,353.59 

42,870.36 

15,497.44 

7,000.00 

105.15 
1,061.69 
1,333.15 

1 , 600 . 00 

800.00 

20,000.00 

2,500.00 

390.00 
4 , 000 . 00 



Article 19-1956 
Article 31-1954 
Article 38-1955 
Article 40-1955 

Article 29-1951 

Article 44-1954 

Article 18-1956 
Article 24-1954 



Article 27-1955 



Article 31-1956 
Article 35-1956 
Article 37-1956 
Article 38-1956 

Article 13-1956 
Article 39-1956 



Establishing Development 
and Industrial Commission 

Excavation, Subdrainage and 
Grading Playstead Area 

To legally acquire land to 
widen Torr Street 

To legally acquire land to 
relocate portion of 
Ballardvale Road 

Improving the bathing and 
recreational facilities 
at Pomps Pond 

Improving the bathing and 
recreational facilities 
at Pomps Pond 

Rogers Brook and tributaries 

Acquisition of land or build- 
ing on the watershed of 
Haggetts Pond and Fish 
Brook 

Acquisition of land, etc., 
water supply on watershed 
of Fish Brook and Haggetts 
Pond 

Fluoridation Equipment 

Water Extensions 

Reservoir, etc., Wood Hill 

Reservoir and improvements 
to high level system, 
Prospect Hill 

Acquiring land, Prospect Hill 

Acquire land, watershed 
Haggetts Pond 



431.90 

2,697.30 

1.00 

1.00 

1,274.93 

600 . 00 



25,000.00 
2,496.25 



7,500.00 



1,820.00 

9,709.57 

137,587.84 

54,866.30 

200.00 
3,500.00 



TOTAL UNEXPENDED APPROPRIATIONS NOT 
TURNED INTO TREASURY 



) $1,179,595.41 
) 

ARTICLE 59. To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 



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Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept the 
report of the Town Officers and place on file. 

ARTICLE 60. To transact any other business that may legal - 
ly come before the meeting: 

A motion was made and seconded that the special commit- 
tee for the study of garbage disposal be continued for 
another year. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to adjourn at 
6:30 P. M. 

APPOINTMENTS BY THE MODERATOR 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Harold Rutter, Jr. Chairman Leslie N. Hutchinson 

Charles G. Hatch, Secretary Robert A. Watters 

William Mackintosh E. Dean Walen 

Richard M. Zecchini 

APPOINTMENTS BY THE SELECTMEN 

COMMITTEE TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR FUTURE 

PUBLIC SCHOOL SITES, ETC. 

Albert Cole, Jr. Chairman Winthrop Newcomb 

Robert Holland, Secretary Lee Noyes 

William V. Emmons Richard K. Gordon 

Harold Raft on 

COMMITTEE TO STUDY TOWN BY-LAWS 
AND ZONING BY-LAWS 
James St. Germain Robert Zollner 

Alfred W. Fuller 

COMMITTEE TO STUDY GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 41, 

SECTION 38A, RELATIVE TO THE COLLECTION 

OF MONEYS DUE THE TOWN 

William Rhoads, Chairman John E. Gilcreast 

Karl Rohde, Secretary Robert Mower 

Harry Axel rod 

PERSONNEL BOARD 
John C. Young, Chairman Kenneth C. Bevan 

John's. Sullivan, Secretary William A. Harnedy 

William Mackintosh 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the 
meeting. 

ATTEST: 



GEORGE H. WINSLOW 
Town Clerk 



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Special Town Meeting 

JANUARY 5, 1957 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, December 
10, 1956, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified 
to vote in Town Affairs met and assembled in the Memorial 
Auditorium on Bart let Street on Saturday, the fifth day of 
January, 1957 at 2:00 P. M. 

The check lists were used at entrance and showed 557 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order by Roland H. Sherman, 
Moderator at 2:00 P. M. 

Opening prayer was offered by Rev. Hugh B. Penney. 

Salute to the flag was led by Stafford A. Lindsay. 

The warrant and return of service by the constable was 
read by the Town Clerk. 

(Constable's Return) 

Essex, SS. January 5, 1957 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, 
one of the constables of the Town of Andover, have notified 
the inhabitants of said town to meet at the time and place 
and for the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a 
true and attested copy of the same, on the town house, on 
each Schoolhouse and in no less than five other public 
places where bills and notices are usually posted and by 
publication in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants have 
been posted and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Took up 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 
VII of the Zoning By Law as most recently amended by 
Articles #70 and #71 of the Warrant of the Town Meeting 
held March 10 and 12, 1956 by striking from said amend- 
ments the words "the Board of Selectmen or its duly auth- 
orized appointees" wherever said words appear and by sub- 
stituting therefor the words "Board of Zoning Appeals" or 
to take any other action thereon. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously to 

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amend Section VII of the Zoning By Law as most recently 
amended by Articles #70 and #71 of the Warrant of the Town 
Meeting held March 10 and 12, 1956 by striking from said 
amendments the words "the Board of Selectmen or its duly 
authorized appointees" wherever said words appear and by 
substituting therefor the words "Board of Zoning Appeals", 
as approved by the Planning Board. A quorum was present. 

ARTICLE 2 . To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting: 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to adjourn at 
2:15 P. M. 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the 
meeting. 

ATTEST: 



GEORGE H. WINSLOW 
Town Clerk 



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Special Town Meeting 

SEPTEMBER 16, 1957 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, August 
30, 1957, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, quali- 
fied to vote in Town Affairs met and assembled in the 
Memorial Auditorium on Bartlet Street on Monday, the six- 
teenth day of September, 1957 at 7:30 P. M. 

The check lists were used at entrance and showed 295 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

Secret ballots were passed out to the voters as they 
entered the hall. 

The meeting was called to order at 7:47 P. M. by 
Roland H. Sherman, Moderator. 

Unanimous consent was voted to admit several persons 
(non-voters) . 

Opening prayer was offered by Rev. Ralph Rosenblad. 

Salute to the flag was led by Selectman Stafford A. 
Lindsay. 

The warrant and return of service by the constable was 
read by the Town Clerk. 

(Constable's Return) 

Essex, SS. September 16, 1957 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, 
one of the constables of the Town of Andover, have noti- 
fied the inhabitants of said town, to meet at the time and 
place and for the purposes stated in said warrant, by post- 
ing a true and attested copy of the same , on the town 
house, on each Schoolhouse, and in no less than five 
other public places where bills and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days . 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Articles 1-16 in the Warrant were not taken up since a 
quorum was not present . 

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn at 8:04 P. M. 



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The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the 
meeting. 

ATTEST: 



GEORGE H. WINSLOW 
Town Clerk 



41 



Special Town Meeting 

OCTOBER 7, 1957 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, Septem- 
ber 23, 1957, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, 
qualified to vote in Town Affairs met and assembled in the 
Memorial Auditorium on Bartlet Street on Monday, the 
seventh day of October, 1957 at 8:00 P. M. 

The check lists were used at entrance and showed 578 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

Secret ballots were passed out to the voters as they 
entered the hall. 

The meeting was called to order by Moderator Roland H. 
Sherman at 8:00 o'clock P. M. 

Unanimous consent was voted to admit twenty-two persons 
(non-voters) . 

Opening prayer was offered by Rev. Donald J. Ryder. 

Salute to the flag was led by Selectman Stafford A. 
Lindsay. 

The warrant and return of service by the constable was 
read by the Town Clerk. 

(Constable's Return) 

Essex, SS. October 7, 1957 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, 
one of the constables of the Town of Andover, have noti- 
fied the inhabitants of said town, to meet at the time and 
place and for the purposes stated in said warrant, by post 
ing a true and attested copy of the same, on the town 
house, on each Schoolhouse, and in no less than five other 
public places where bills and notices are usually posted 
and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants 
have been posted and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

ARTICLE 1 . To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate from taxation and/or available funds and/or 
by bond issue the sum of $280,000.00, $28,000.00 of which 
is to be raised by taxation and/or transferred from avail- 
able funds, the balance to be provided for by a fifteen or 
ten year bond issue and authorize the Board of Public 

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Works to construct additional sources of water supply and 
connect such sources to the existing water systems includ- 
ing wells at the Ballardvale site and the Abbott site, 
approximately 6200 feet of force main and all necessary 
buildings, piping, equipment and appurtenances and author- 
ize the Board of Public Works to acquire the necessary 
land and easements for this purpose by purchase, by gift 
or by seizure by right of eminent domain as may be neces- 
sary. No work to be started until approved by the Board 
of Selectmen, the Finance Committee and the Board of 
Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously that 
the sum of $280,000 be hereby appropriated for the pur- 
poses hereinafter specified, and to meet said appropria- 
tion $28,000 is hereby transferred from available funds 
and the treasurer, with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, is hereby authorized to issue and sell $252,000 
bonds of the town, payable in 15 years, and the Board of 
Public Works is hereby authorized to take or purchase 
additional water sources and develop well fields, includ- 
ing wells, pipes and original pumping station equipment, 
and including wells at the "Abbot" site off Andover Street 
and the "Ballardvale" site near Pomp's Pond and connecting 
piping greater than 6" and less than 16" in diameter and 
a 16" force main approximately 6200 ft. long in Woburn 
Street, Porter Road, and across private property to South 
Main Street, for reinforcing the existing system; and 
authorize the Board of Public Works to acquire the neces- 
sary land and easements for this purpose, by gift or by 
seizure by right of eminent domain or by purchase as may 
be necessary; all of which are located in the Town of 
Andover, and are described as follows: 

"Ballardvale" Well 

Parcel (a) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
Alfred T. Drinkwater bounded as follows: north by Pomp f s 
Pond, east by land now or formerly owned by the Quannapo- 
witt Council Inc. Boy Scouts of America and by land now or 
formerly owned by the Essex Sand and Gravel Co. , south by 
land of Alfred T. Drinkwater, west by land now or formerly 
owned by F. Homer Foster, containing 7 acres, more or less. 

Parcel (b) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
the Essex Sand and Gravel Co. adjacent to Cold Spring 
Brook, bounded as follows: north by land now or formerly 
owned by Quannapowitt Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America; 
east by land now or formerly owned by Essex Sand and 
Gravel Co.; south by land now or formerly William F. Col- 
lins; west by land now or formerly owned by Alfred T. 
Drinkwater containing 10.4 acres, more or less. Said 

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parcel may be taken subject to a right of the prior owner 
to remove sand and gravel from the property, such right 
to be subject to such rules and regulations as may be 
established by the Board of Public Works and approved by 
the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, to prevent 
operations which in the opinion of the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Health may endanger the sources of 
supply in any way. 

Parcel (c) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
Quannapowitt Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America, bounded 
as follows: north by land now or formerly of the Quanna- 
powitt Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America; east by land 
now or formerly owned by Quannapowitt Council, Boy Scouts 
of America, and by land now or formerly owned by William 
G. and Alice M. McDermitt; south by land now or formerly 
owned by Essex Sand and Gravel Co. , west by land now or 
formerly owned by Alfred T. Drinkwater, containing 2.7 
acres, more or less. Said parcel may be taken subject to 
rights of the prior owner to use the existing roadway 
thereon and to use said land for recreational purposes 
only, such rights to be subject to rules and regulations 
as may be established by the Board of Public Works and 
approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 
to prevent operations which in the opinion of the Massa- 
chusetts Department of Public Health may endanger the 
sources of supply in any way. 

Parcel (d) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
F. Homer Foster, bounded as follows: north by Pomp's Pond; 
east by land now or formerly owned by Alfred T. Drink- 
water; south by land now or formerly owned by Alfred T. 
Drinkwater; west by land now or formerly owned by F. Homer 
Foster, containing 2.9 acres, more or less. 

Parcel (e) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
William G. and Alice M. McDermitt, bounded as follows: 
north by the land now or formerly owned by William G. and 
Alice M. McDermitt; east by Woburn Street, south by the 
land now or formerly owned by Hayward; west by the land 
now or formerly owned by Quannapowitt Council Inc., Boy 
Scouts of America, containing 0.1 acres, more or less. 

"Abbot" Well 

Parcel (a). A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
Chester D. Abbot bounded as follows: north by land of 
now or formerly owned by Chester D. Abbot; east by land 
now or formerly owned by William Phillips Foster and John 
Franklin Foster; south by land now or formerly owned by 
Northeastern Scale Models Inc., west by land now or former- 
ly owned by the Boston and Maine Railroad, containing 

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7.6 acres, more or less. 

Parcel (b) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
Northeastern Scale Models Inc., bounded as follows: north 
by land now or formerly owned by Chester D. Abbot; east by 
land now or formerly owned by William Phillips Foster and 
John Franklin Foster; south by land now or formerly owned 
by Northeastern Scale Models, Inc.; west by land now or 
formerly owned by Boston & Maine R. R. , containing 0.73 
acres, more or less. 

Parcel (c) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
William Phillips Foster and John Franklin Foster, bounded 
as follows: north by land now or formerly owned by 
William Phillips Foster and John Franklin Foster; east by 
land now or formerly owned by William Phillips Foster and 
John Franklin Foster; south by land now or formerly owned 
by William Phillips Foster and John Franklin Foster; west 
by land now or formerly owned by Northeastern Scale Models 
Inc., and by land now or formerly owned by Chester D. 
Abbot, containing 2.6 acres, more or less. 

Parcel (d) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
Sidney P. White, bounded as follows: north by land now 
or formerly owned by Sidney P. White; east by land of the 
Boston & Maine R.R.; south by land, now or formerly owned 
by James and Kathleen M. Townsend; west by Andover Street, 
so called, containing 8000 sq. ft., more or less. 

Parcel (e) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
Sidney P. White, bounded as follows: from a point 180.5 
feet more or less easterly of the land of James and Kath- 
leen Townsend on Andover Street, thence bounded on the 
south by land now or formerly of Sidney P. White to a 
point on the Boston & Maine R.R., 163.5 ft. easterly of 
said Townsend* s land; east by land of the Boston & Maine 
R.R.; north by land now or formerly of Sidney P. White; 
west by Andover Street, containing 1470 sq. ft., more or 
less. 

Parcel (f ) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
the Boston and Maine R.R. , bounded as follows: north by 
land of the Boston and Maine R.R.; east by land now or 
formerly owned by Chester D. Abbot; south by the Boston & 
Maine R.R.; west by land now or formerly owned by Sidney 
P. White, containing 924 square feet, more or less; this 
taking to be an easement subject to any and such general 
laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts pertaining to 
the taking of such easements or rights from a railroad. 

16-in. Reinforcing Main (Easements only) 

Parcel (a) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 

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C. Lincoln Giles on land now known as "Hidden Way", not 
over 40 feet in width extending from the intersection of 
Hidden Road and Porter Road easterly to land now or for- 
merly owned by Robert and Madeline Robichaud, containing 
0.2 acres, more or less. 

Parcel (b) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
Robert and Madeline Robichaud, not over 20 feet wide, ex- 
tending from Hidden Way, so called, to South Main Street, 
containing 0.1 acres, more or less. 

Parcel (c) . A parcel of land now or formerly owned by 
Edward and Elizabeth Bower; said parcel being a part of 
land now known as "Hidden Way", containing 0.14 acres, 
more or less . 

No work shall be started under this vote until approved 
by the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee. 

A quorum was present. 

ARTICLE 2 . To see if the Town will vote to adopt a by-law 
under the provisions of Section 21 of Chapter 40 of the 
General Laws, as amended by Chapter 98 of the Acts of 
1949, as amended, for the purpose of regulating the remov- 
al of soil, loam, sand and gravel from land not in public 
use in any part of the Town; or act in any other manner in 
relation thereto. 

By-law. Sect. 1. Anything in any other by-law of this 
Town to the contrary notwithstanding, no person shall re- 
move for purpose of sale any soil, loam, sand or gravel 
from any land not in public use in any part of the Town 
without first obtaining written permit therefor from the 
Board of Selectmen after a public hearing at which all 
interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be 
heard. At least twenty days' notice of the time and place 
of such hearing shall, at the expense of the applicant for 
a permit, be published in a newspaper of general circula- 
tion in the Town. 

Sect. 2. Before granting any such permit the Board of 
Selectmen shall give due consideration to the location of 
the place from which it is proposed to remove soil, loam, 
sand or gravel, to the general character of the neighbor- 
hood surrounding such location and to the effect of the 
proposed removal on such neighborhood, to the amount of 
noise, dust and vibration likely to result from the pro- 
posed removal, to the extent, depth and contour of the 
location and surrounding neighborhood from which such 
removal is proposed, to the general safety of the public 
on the public ways giving access to and in the immediate 

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vicinity of such location and to the use which such loca- 
tion has been put prior to the application for a permit. 
No permit granted by the Board of Selectmen shall be valid 
for a period in excess of three years from its date of 
issue . 

Sect . 3 . As a part of and as set forth in any such per- 
mit the Board of Selectmen may impose such reasonable 
restrictions and conditions on the exercise of the permit 
as they deem to be in the public interest, including but 
not limited to the following: (a) the duration of time 
during which the permit may be exercised; (b) the extent, 
depth and contour of the area of removal; (c) the grade 
of the slope of the banks of the area of removal; (d) the 
proximity of such removal to any public way; (e) the hours 
of the day during which such removal may be permitted; 
(f) the hours of the day during which vehicles may be 
loaded with soil, loam, sand and gravel and the hours of 
the day during which such loaded vehicles may be permitted 
to leave such location; (g) the use of covers over the 
soil, loam, sand or gravel loaded in vehicles for removal 
from the area; (h) the shoring and reinforcement of the 
banks of any excavation; and (i) the replacement of top 
soil and the replanting of the area of removal and screen- 
ing the same from public view. 

Sect. 4. This by-law shall not apply to the removal of 
soil, loam, sand or gravel incidental to and reasonably 
required in connection with the construction on the prem- 
ises of any building for which a permit has been issued by 
the inspector of buildings. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to adopt a by- 
law under the provisions of Section 21 of Chapter 40 of 
the General Laws, as amended by Chapter 98 of the Acts of 
1949, as amended, for the purpose of regulating the re- 
moval of soil, loam, sand and gravel from land not in 
public use in any part of the Town. 

By-law. Sect. 1. Anything in any other by-law of this 
Town to the contrary notwithstanding, no person shall re- 
move for purpose of sale any soil, loam, sand or gravel 
from any land not in public use in any part of the Town 
without first obtaining written permit therefor from the 
Board of Selectmen after a public hearing at which all 
interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be 
heard. At least twenty days' notice of the time and 
place of such hearing shall, at the expense of the appli- 
cant for a permit, be published in a newspaper of general 
circulation in the Town. 

Sect. 2. Before granting any such permit the Board of 

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Selectmen shall give due consideration to the location of 
the place from which it is proposed to remove soil, loam, 
sand or gravel, to the general character of the neighbor- 
hood surrounding such location and to the effect of the 
proposed removal on such neighborhood, to the amount of 
noise, dust and vibration likely to result from the pro- 
posed removal, to the extent, depth and contour of the 
location and surrounding neighborhood from which such re- 
moval is proposed, to the general safety of the public on 
the public ways giving access to and in the immediate 
vicinity of such location and to the use which such loca- 
tion has been put prior to the application for a permit. 
No permit granted by the Board of Selectmen shall be valid 
for a period in excess of three years from its date of 
issue. 

Sect . 3 . As a part of and as set forth in any such per- 
mit the Board of Selectmen may impose such reasonable 
restrictions and conditions on the exercise of the permit 
as they deem to be in the public interest, including but 
not limited to the following: 

(a) the duration of time during which the permit may be 
exercised; (b) the extent, depth and contour of the area 
of removal; (c) the grade of the slope of the banks of the 
area of removal; (d) the proximity of such removal to any 
public way; (e) the hours of the day during which such 
removal may be permitted; (f ) the hours of the day during 
which vehicles may be loaded with soil, loam, sand and 
gravel and the hours of the day during which such loaded 
vehicles may be permitted to leave such location; (g) the 
use of covers over the soil, loam, sand or gravel loaded 
in vehicles for removal from the area; (h) the shoring and 
reinforcement of the banks of any excavation; and (i) the 
replacement of top soil and the replanting of the area of 
removal and screening the same from public view. 

Sect. 4. This by-law shall not apply to the removal of 
soil, loam, sand or gravel incidental to and reasonably 
required in connection with the construction on the prem- 
ises of any building for which a permit has been issued by 
the inspector of buildings e 

A quorum was present . 

ARTICLE 3 . To see if the Town will vote to repeal Section 
X, Article 2, of the Zoning By-Law, relative to removal of 
earth, etc. (Subject to approval of Article 2 by Attorney 
General) 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously to 
repeal Section X, Article 2, of the Zoning By-Law, relative 

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to removal of earth, etc. (Subject to approval of Article 
2 by Attorney General) A report of the Planning Board 
unanimously approving Article 3 was read by the secretary, 
Mrs. Virginia Hammond. A quorum was present. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
public way and name Oriole Drive as approved by the Board 
of Survey and laid out by the Board of Selectmen as shown 
on the plan made by Andover Engineers Inc. dated October 
1956, both plan and description being on file at the Town 
Clerk's office, on petition of Fred W. Doyle and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept 
Article 4 as read. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to accept as pub- 
lic ways and name Strawberry Hill Road and Rennie Drive 
as approved by the Board of Survey and laid out by the 
Board of Selectmen as shown on the plan made by Clinton F. 
Goodwin, Engineer of Haverhill, dated September 26, 1956, 
both plan and description being on file at the Town Clerk's 
office, on petition of Fred W. Doyle and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED to accept Arti- 
cle 5 as read. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to acquire the necessary easements and land 
by gift, by purchase, or by seizure, by right of eminent 
domain, for the widening and relocating of Shawsheen Road, 
and appropriate the sum of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars 
therefor, upon petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded, it was VOTED unanimously to 
authorize the Board of Public Works to acquire the neces- 
sary easements and land by gift, by purchase, or by seiz- 
ure, by right of eminent domain, for the widening and re- 
locating of Shawsheen Road, and appropriate the sum of one 
dollar ($1.00) therefor. 

ARTICLE 7 . To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting: 

At this point, Chairman Allen Flye of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works thanked the voters for turning out for this 
important meeting. He also thanked the clergy and the 
newspapers for bringing the notice of the meeting to the 
public. 

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn at 9:45 P.M. 



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The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the 
meeting. 

ATTEST: 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW 
Town Clerk 



Report of the Town Clerk 

To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report for the office of the Town 
Clerk for the year 1957. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover as of 
July 1, 1957 was 8,649 by Precincts as follows: 



1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 



1,872 
1,416 
1,702 
1,203 
690 
1,766 

8,649 



VITAL STATISTICS 



Number of births recorded 

Males 146 

Females 156 

Number of deaths recorded 

Males 66 

Females 72 



302 



138 






Number of marriages 



136 



Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW 
Town Clerk 



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Report of the Director of Accounts 

March 25, 1957 

To the Board of Selectmen 

Mr. Stafford A. Lindsay, Secretary 

Andover , Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books 
and accounts of the town of Andover for the year ending 
December 31, 1956, made in accordance with the provisions 
of Chapter 44, General Laws. This is in the form of a 
report made to me by Mr. William Schwartz, Assistant Direc 
tor of Accounts. 

Very truly yours, 

HERMAN B. DINE 
Director of Accounts 



Mr. Herman B. Dine 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

State House, Boston 

Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions, I have made an 
audit of the books and accounts of the town of Andover for 
the year ending December 31, 1956, the following report 
being submitted thereon: 

The financial transactions, as recorded on the books 
of the several departments receiving or disbursing money 
for the town or committing bills for collection, were 
examined, checked, and verified by comparison with the 
records in the offices of the town accountant and the town 
treasurer • 

The books and accounts of the town accountant were 
examined and checked. The cash receipts as recorded were 
checked with the departmental records and with the treas- 
urer's books, while the payments were compared with the 
treasury warrants and the treasurer's records. 

The ledgers were analyzed; the appropriations and 

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loan authorizations were checked with the amounts voted 
by the town as shown by the town clerk's record of town 
meetings; the recorded transfers from the reserve fund 
were compared with the amounts authorized by the finance 
committee, while other accounts were checked with the 
records of the various departments in which the transac- 
tions originated. 

A trial balance was taken off, and a balance sheet 
showing the financial condition of the town on December 31, 
1956 was prepared and is appended to this report. An 
examination of this balance sheet indicates that the town 
is in good financial condition. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer were 
examined and checked. The recorded receipts were analyzed 
and verified by comparison with the records of the several 
departments collecting money for the town, with other 
sources from which money was paid into the town treasury 
and with the town accountant's books. The payments as 
entered, were checked with the selectmen's warrants author- 
izing the disbursement of town funds and with the records 
of the town accountant. 

v 

The cash book was footed, and the cash balance on 
December 31, 1956 was verified by reconciliation of the 
bank balance with statements furnished by the banks of 
deposit, by examination of the certificates of deposit and 
safekeeping receipts for treasury bills, and by actual 
count of the cash in the office. 

It is recommended that all checks drawn by the treas- 
urer be either distributed by her or her bonded assistant 
to the payees or mailed to them by her whenever personal 
delivery is impracticable, since no person other than the 
treasurer or her duly appointed assistants has the legal 
authority to make payments in behalf of the town. 

The reported payments on account of maturing debt and 
interest were compared with the amounts falling due and 
with the cancelled securities and coupons on file. 

The transactions of the trust, investment, and re- 
tirement funds in the custody of the town treasurer, as 
well as of the John Cornell, the Punchard Free School, 
and the Memorial Hall Library funds in the custody of 
trustees, were verified, and the securities and savings 
bank books representing the investments of these funds 
were personally examined and listed. 

The records of tax titles and tax possessions held 
by the town were examined and checked. The amounts added 

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to the tax title account were compared with the collector's 
records, the redemptions were checked with the receipts 
as recorded on the treasurer's cash book, and the tax 
titles and tax possessions on hand were listed and com- 
pared with the records at the Registry of Deeds. 

The records of employees' payroll deductions on ac- 
count of Federal taxes, purchase of savings bonds, and 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield were examined and reconciled 
with the controlling accounts in the accountant's ledger. 

The books and accounts of the tax collector were 
examined and checked in detail. The taxes, motor vehicle 
and trailer excise, and assessments outstanding according 
to the previous examination, as well as all subsequent 
commitments, were audited and checked with the assessors' 
warrants for their collection. The payments to the treas- 
urer were verified, the recorded abatements were compared 
with the assessors' records of abatements granted, and 
the outstanding accounts were listed and reconciled with 
the controlling accounts in the accountant's ledger. 

The records of departmental and water accounts re- 
ceivable were examined and checked. The recorded receipts 
were checked with the payments to the treasurer and with 
the accountant's books, the abatements, as entered, were 
checked with the departmental records of abatements 
granted, and the outstanding accounts were listed and 
proved with the accountant's controls. 

The outstanding tax, motor vehicle and trailer excise, 
assessment, departmental, and water accounts were further 
verified by mailing notices to a number of persons whose 
named appeared on the books as owing money to the town, 
the replies received thereto indicating that the accounts, 
as listed, are correct. 

The records of apportioned and suspended assessments 
were examined and checked. The payments in advance were 
checked with the treasurer's books, the amounts apportioned 
and added to taxes were verified, and the assessments due 
in future years were listed and reconciled with the con- 
trol accounts. 

The records of departmental cash collections by the 
town clerk, the sealer of weights and measures, and the 
inspectors of buildings, wires, and plumbing, as well as 
by the police, fire, health, school, library, and cemetery 
departments, and by all other departments in which money 
was collected for the town, were examined and checked. 
The payments to the town treasurer were verified, and the 
cash on hand in the several departments was proved by 

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actual count . 

The surety bonds of the several officials bonded for 
the faithful performance of their duties were examined 
and found to be in proper form. 

In addition to the balance sheet, there are appended 
to this report tables showing a reconciliation 6Z the 
treasurer's, town clerk 1 s, and water collector's cash, 
summaries of the tax, excise, assessment, tax title, de- 
partmental, and water accounts, as well as schedules 
showing the condition and transactions of the several 
trust, investment, and retirement funds. 

For the cooperation extended by all town officials 
during the progress of the audit, I wish, on behalf of 
my assistants and for myself, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM SCHWARTZ 



Assistant Director 
Accounts 



of 



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Report of the 
Town Accountant 

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1957 



To the Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen: 

In accordance with Chapter lj.1, Section 61, of the Gen- 
eral Laws, I submit herewith my annual report for the year 
ending December 31, 1957. 

A detailed statement of the receipts and their sources, 
and of the payments and the purposes therefor, follows. 
The condition of the various trust funds, as well as the 
Town of Andover Retirement Fund, sources of incomes and the 
amounts paid out are also set forth, A statement of the 
temporary loans, maturing debt and interest is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was 
prepared showing the assets and liabilities as of December 
31, 1957. 

The State Accountants have complied with statutes and 
audited the Town books for the year ending December 31, 
1956. They are expected in the near future to audit the 
Town's accounts for 1957 • 

May I express my thanks for the co-operation accorded 
to me by your Board, as well as by each Town Department 
during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 



George C. Napier 
Town Accountant 



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APPROPRIATIONS 



TOWN MEETING 
MARCH 9, 1957 






General Government $.103, 005 .50 

Protection Persons and Property 299,678.02 

Health and Sanitation 31,166.00 

Highways 201,300.00 

Charities and Veterans Services 132j.,lj.20.00 

Schools and Libraries 857,U93.00 

Recreation and Unclassified llj.6,l|5>[j..OO 

Enterprises and Cemeteries 102,519.00 

Interest and Maturing Debt 2l|.l,8ij.7.50 



$2,117,883.02 



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UNPAID TAXES DECEMBER 31, 1957 

1957 Poll $ 16.00 

1956 Personal Property 1,607.10 

1957 Personal Property U,61jl|..8o 

1956 Real Estate 306.00 

1957 Real Estate 59,340.28 
1957 Farm Animal Excise 5U.38 

1955 Motor Vehicle Excise 58.71 

1956 Motor Vehicle Excise 1,645.77 

1957 Motor Vehicle Excise 32,355.99 



$100,029.03 

RECEIPTS 
ANALYSIS OF REVENUE ACCOUNT 

Tax Levy 

Polls $ 9,582.00 

Personal Property 175,910.91 

Real Estate 1,473, 910.40 

Farm Animal Excise 471.54 

Estimated Receipts 673,428.68 

Appropriation Balances December 31, 1957 46,005.11 

Receipts in Excess of Estimated Receipts 170,917.65 

Appropriation of Available Funds, to reduce tax rate 

Surplus Revenue 60,000.00 
County Taxes 1956, overestimated 

County Tax 1,112.62 

County Tuberculosis Hospital 352.75 
State Taxes 1956, overestimated, 

Auditing Municipal Accounts 21.70 

Appropriations $2,222,233.02 

Taxes for 1957 

Eugene V. Lovely Pension 2,354*00 

Clam Purification Plant 21.88 

State Parks and Reservations 5,147.20 

State Parks and Reservations, 

1956 underestimated 1,645.75 

State Audit Municipal Accounts 1,739.66 

State Examination Retirement 

System 70.27 

Essex County Tax 63,408.63 

Essex County Tuberculosis 

Hospital 24,189.33 

Overlay 1957 72,126.52 

Excess Revenue to Surplus Revenue 218,777.10 



♦2,611,713.36 * 2,611,713.36 
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ANALYSIS OF SURPLUS REVENUE 



.1 






Balance January 1, 1957 
Tax Title Redemptions 
Old Age Recoveries 
Transfer by Vote of Town: 

Article 19, 191+5, Sewer Special 
Committee Study 

Article 33, 1953, Engineering Study 
Special Committee 
Chapter 90 Maintenance 
Chapter 90 Construction 
Revenue, Audit Adjustment 
Refunds 
Revenue Surplus December 31, 1957 



$5^0,766.76 
560.06 
631J..71 



1*1+7.07 

200.00 

1,168.01+ 

25,28^.83 

10^,350.00 

537.26 

218,777.10 



Additions to Existing Tax Titles $ 5,01+1.90 
Revenue by Vote of Town, reduce 

Tax Rate 60,000.00 

Transfer by Vote of Town to: 

Article 9 Engineering Consultants 35,000.00 
Article 11 Purchase Land for Off 

Street Parking 25,000.00 

Article 11+ To acquire future 

School Sites 25,000.00 

Article 15 To acquire land on 

Center and Andover Streets 200.00 

Article 29 Study for Additional 

Water Supply 10,000.00 

Article 30 Improvements to 

Sewerage Facilities 8, 500.00 

Article 31 Improvements to Water 

System 95,810.00 

Article 32 Construct Additional 

Garage Space 25,000.00 

Article 35 Chapter 90 Construction 30,000.00 
Article 37 Install Sewer in 

Juliette Street 10,000.00 

Article 1 Ballardvale and 

Abbot Wells 28,000.00 

Audit Adjustments 1,375.55 

Loss on Treasury Bills 265.00 

Treasurer - Supplies 21.70 

Balance December 31, 1957 533,511.68 



#892,725.83 $892,725.83 



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Receipts for 1957 

GENERAL REVENUE 



TAXES 



Current Year 
Poll 

Personal 
Real Estate 



8, 274. 00 

167,278.91 

1,380,548.46 



$1,556,101.37 



Prior Years 
Personal 
Real Estate 



$ 2,726.12 
kk,99h.3k 



47, 720.1*6 



Andover Housing Authority 
Farm Animal Excise 

Tax Titles Redemptions 

From the State 
Income Tax 
Corporation Tax 
Meal 
Reimbursement - Loss of Taxes 



126,757.07 

169,103.95 

3,023.39 

1,518.86 



Licenses 






Liquor 


* 


7,o5o.oo 


Licenses 




196.50 


From State 






Pedlers 1 Licenses 




117.00 


Permits 






Building 


* 


5,508.75 


Health 




1,211.50 


Police 




93.50 


Fire 




115.50 


Plumbing 




5U2.50 


Wiring 




i,3U2.5o 



Fines 
Court 



1,876.00 
417.16 

894.50 



300,403.27 



7,363.50 



8,814.25 



242.60 



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GENERAL REVENUE 


CONTINUED 




Grants and Gifts 






From State 






Transportation 


$ 17,921.68 




Vocational Education 


57,079.67 




School Construction 




Paraplegic Veterans 


33U.1K) 


77,1|50.39 


Prom Federal Grants 




Disability Assistance 






Administration 


291*. 85 




Assistance 


2,221.33 




Aid to Dependent Children 






Admini s tr at ion 


656.78 




Aid 


1,927.20 




Old Age Assistance 






Administration 


U, 383. 62 




Assistance 


55,7U2.31 


65,226.09 



From County 
Dog Licenses 



2,U70.9U 



COMMERCIAL REVENUE 



Privileges 

Motor Vehicle Excise 
Levy of 1957 
Prior Years 
Parking Meters 



#178,l|88.1|k 

1+7,295.55 

11,132.75 #236,916.77 



Sewer Assessments 

COMMERCIAL REVENUE - DEPARTMENTAL 



General Government 
Selectmen 

Rent of Town Property 
Gravel Pit Hearings 
Commission on Public Telephone 



1,321.50 

1*2.00 

227.87 



9,121.71 



1,591.37 






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COMMERCIAL REVENUE - DEPARTMENTAL CONTINUED 



Tax Collector 

Pees on Certificates 
Certificates of Discharge 



Town Clerk 
Fees 



U16.00 
18.00 



U3U.00 



1,933.7? 



PROTECTION OP PERSONS AND PROPERTY 



Police 

Bicycle Registrations 
Insurance Reimbursements 



Fire 

Use of Ambulance 
Other 



Weights and Measures 

Sealing and Adjustings Fees 
Town Scales Fees 



Board of Appeals Fees 



* 



* 



99*00 
332. U5 



395.00 
5.00 



557.00 
78.00 



U31.W 



Uoo.oo 



635.00 



156.00 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 



Health 

Tuberculosis Subsidy - State 
Sanitation 

Sewer Installations 



255.71 
163.26 



HIGHWAYS 

Sale of Junk 

Supervision of Tree Trimming 

Chapter 718 Acts of 1956 

Chapter 90 Maintenance - State Aid 

Chapter 90 Construction 

State Aid $ 

County Aid 



Snow Removal 
State 

Insurance Reimbursement 



18,000.00 
7,28^.83 



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5o. Uo 
1,035.00 

39,000.00 
1,168. 01; 



25,281|.83 



709.50 
316.50 



COMMERCIAL REVENUE - DEPARTMENTAL CONTINUED 



PUBLIC WELFARE 

Infirmary 1,763.87 

Temporary Aid 
Re imbur s erne nt 

State $ 88.00 

Cities and Towns 339.63 1+27.63 



Aid to Dependent Children 

Reimbursement - State 2, 751+ .51 
Disability Assistance - Administration 

Reimbursement - State ft 11+7. k% 

Disability Assistance 

Reimbursement - State 1+, 012.06 1+, 159.1+8 



Old Age Assistance 
Re imbur seme nt 

State $1+0,221.13 

Cities and Towns 1,566.85 1+1,787.98 



VETERANS' BENEFITS 

Veterans' Benefits 
Reimbursement 

State 9,308.51 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Tuition 

State Wards ft 2,067.67 

Individuals 361.00 

Other Towns 2,357.67 

Rentals 518.60 

Sales of Books and Supplies 730.16 

Rafton School Prize 30.00 

All Other 23.28 

Punchard Athletic Association k, 978.31 

School Cafeterias 86,661.22 97,727.91 



LIBRARY 

Fines and Sales ft 2, 800.21+ 

Insurance Reimbursement 125.00 2,925.21+ 

62 



COMMERCIAL REVENUE - DEPARTMENTAL CONTINUED 



UNCLASSIFIED 



Recreation 

Insurance Reimbursement 
Sale of Real Estate 
Sale of Maps 
Veterans Service 

Photostatic Work 



207.89 

812.00 

6.00 

11.75 



COMMERCIAL REVENUE - PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISES 



Water 
Water 
Water 
Water 
Water 
Water 
Water 
Boat 



Rates 

Betterments 
Betterments 
Services 
Liens Added 
Liens Added 
Plates 



Unapportioned 
Added to Taxes 



to 
to 



Taxes 
Taxes 



1957 
1956 



$114,355.00 
2,211.16 

1,1*68.58 

2,593.97 

762.93 

33.00 



♦121,1*49.03 



CEMETERIES 



Sale of Lota $ 


35.00 




Care of Lots 


337.00 




Perpetual Care Interest Withdrawals 


3,1*20.28 




Interments and Tombs 


2,337.40 




Foundations 


462.02 




Miscellaneous 


260.00 


6,851.70 


INTEREST 






Certificates of Deposit $ 


2,172.56 




Taxes 


1,306.96 




Tax Titles Redeemed 


97.57 




Sewer Assessments 


119.87 




Water Assessments 


13.0k 
1,663.63 




Committed Interest 




Motor Vehicle Excise 


192.33 




School Loan - Treasury Bills 


10,562.67 




School Loan - Accrued 


12,164.48 




Water Bonds 


650.99 


28,944.15 



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COMMERCIAL REVENUE - PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISES CONTINUED 



INCOME 

Trust and Investments lj.,138.27 

Trust and Investments 

Cemetery Perpetual Cares !;,073»00 

MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS 

South School Loan - Anticipation 

of Revenue $150,000.00 

South School Loan 800,000.00 

Water Loan - Ballardvale and 

Abbot Wells 252,000.00 

Premiums on Bond Issues 3, 653.08 1,205, 653.08 



AGENCY, TRUST AND INVESTMENTS 

Agency 

Dog Licenses 3,228.1|.0 

Trust 

Deposits 

Building Wrecking $ 200.00 

Sewer 755.00 

School 200.00 

Water U*, 132.00 15,287.00 



Old Age Assistance Recoveries 




5,918.56 


Employees 1 Deductions 








Blue Cross 






19,319.25 


Savings Bonds 






6,1*37.87 


Withholding Taxes 






156,55^.18 


United >und 






756.85 


Tailings 






118.07 


Social Security Payment 


REFUNDS 




50.70 


Refunds 








General Departments 


* 


797. 6U 




Cash Advances Returned 




l;80.1tf 


1,278.07 



Total Cash Raeelpts $U, 130,53^. 77 

Cash Balance January 1, 1957 1,76U»307.57 



$5,894,81+2.34 






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EXPENDITURES FOR 1957 
APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 

SELECTMEN 



Appropriation 

Salaries, Selectmen 

Clerks 
Office Maintenance 



2,535.00 
3,762,00 

1,69U.35 



$ 8,1*05.00 



To Revenue 



TREASURER 



7,991.35 
1*13.65 



| 8,1+05.00 $ 8,1*05.00 



Appropriation 
Refunds 

Salaries 

Treasurer 
Clerks 

Office Maintenance 



$ k, 8380OO 
2,1*77.27 
1*,1*53.28 



$12,698.00 
1.50 



To Revenue 



$11,768.55 
930.95 



TREASURER PARKING METERS 



Parking Meters Reserve 

Wage 8, Clerks 
Bond and Repairs 
Parking Meters Reserve 



367.50 

12.00 

9.50 



$12,699*50 $12,699.50 



$ 389.00 



$ 389.00 $ 389.00 



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ACCOUNTANT 



Appropriation 

Salaries 

Accountant 

Clerks 
Office Maintenance 



5,187.50 

k, 599. 20 

70^.83 



£10,91^.50 



To Revenue 



$10,U91.53 
U22.97 



ARTICLE 7 - TOWN TREASURER 
Balance from 1956 
Salary, Clerk | 528.69 



ARTICLE 7 - BOOKKEEPING MACHINE 



$10,9114.50 #10,911+. 50 



ft 528.69 



ft 528.69 ft 528.69 



Appropriation 

Bookkeeping Machine 
Supplies 



5,375.00 
81+6.1+5 



ft 6,300.00 



To 1958 



6,221.1+5 
78.55 



ft 6,300.00 ft 6,300.00 



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TAX COLLECTOR 



Appropriation 

Salaries 

Tax Collector 

Clerks 
Office Maintenance 



5,187.50 
3,709.50 
1,91*7.27 



#10,895.50 



To Revenue 



$10,81*1*. 27 
51.23 



$10,895,50 



$10,895.50 



TOWN CLERK 



Appropriation 
Refunds 



7,773.50 
9.00 



Salaries 

Town Clerk 

Clerk 
Office Maintenance 



5,163.25 
1,976.00 

61*3.25 



$ 7,782.50 



$ 7,782.50 



ASSESSORS 



Appropriation 




$20,095.00 


Petty Cash Advance Refund 




5.00 


Salaries 






Assessors 


$ 2,1*00.00 




Engine er 


5,500.50 




Clerks 


7,009.86 




Wages, Assistant Assessors 


950.00 




Travel, Meals 


729.6k 
381.58 




Photostats of Deeds 




Engineers Appraisals 


378.00 




Office Maintenance and Other 


1,216.21 




$18,565.79 




To Revenue 

67 


1,534.21 




$20,100.00 


$20,100.00 



ARTICLE 9 - REVALUATION TAXABLE PROPERTY 



Surplus Revenue $35,000.00 

Contractural Services $19,350.00 

To 1958 15,650.00 



$35,000.00 $35,ooo.oo 

ARTICLE 9, 1956 - MAPPING OF TOWN 

Balance from 1956 $20,000.00 

Contractural Services $13,550.00 

To 1958 6,U50«00 



$ 7,536.59 
To Reserve Fund 373.1j.l 



$20,000.00 $20,000.00 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 

Appropriation $ 7,410.00 

Transfer Reserve Fund 500.00 

Salary, Clerk $ l,48l.lj.O 

Wages, Registrars 154 .50 

Assistant Registrars 950.00 

Election Officers 795.00 

All Others 626.72 

Election Expenses 270.21 

Printing and Advertising 2,028.14.8 

Street Lists 495. 30 

Office Maintenance 734.98 



$ 7,910.00 $ 7,910.00 



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MODERATOR 



Appropriat ion 
Transfer Refund Fund 

Moderator 



$ 100.00 



* 



75.00 

25.00 



$ 100.00 



100.00 



FINANCE COMMITTEE 



Appropriat ion 

Association Dues $ 25.00 

To Revenue 75.00 


$ 100.00 


$ 100.00 

TOWN COUNSEL 
Appropriation 
Salary $ 1,500.00 


( 100.00 

$ 1,500.00 


$ 1,500.00 
PLANNING BOARD 

Appropriation 

Petty Cash Advance Refund 

Salaries, Clerk $ 1, 769.50 
Engineer 375.00 
Chairman 200.00 
Secretary 200.00 

Contractural Services 500.00 

Office Maintenance 78U.21*. 

Petty Cash Advance 10.00 


$ 1,500.00 

$ U,839.00 
10.00 


$ 3,838.7U 
To 1958 1,000.00 
To Revenue 10.26 




$ U, 81*9. 00 


$ U,§U9.oo 



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MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 



Appropr i at ion $12 , 000 . 00 

Transfer Reserve Fund 500.00 

Salaries, Janitors $ 1|,U89.00 

Fuel 2,^8.81*. 

Repairs 2,26>3.1j.2 

Light and Gas 1,560.05 

Janitor's Supplies 1,012.70 

Water Bills and All Other 581j..45 



$12,358.1^6 
To Reserve Fund UJ.1.5U 



$12,500.00 $12,500.00 



ARTICLE 8, 1956 - REMODELING AND 
EQUIPMENT OF TOWN OFFICES 



Balance from 1956 $13,938.59 

Repairs $ 1|, 063.79 

Equipment 3,982.51 



$ 8,014.6.30 

To 1958 5,892.29 



$13,938.59 $13,938.59 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation $111 , 829 . 00 

Transfer Reserve Fund 1,570.00 

Petty Cash Advance Refund 10,00 

Salaries 

Chief $ 6,000.00 

Patrolmen 83,1^7*82 
Wages, Reserve Officers, 

Other Employees 6,1|27.12 

Equipment Maintenance 8,292.73 

Equipment for Men 2,080.88 

Traffic Lights and Signals 1,989.78 

Maintenance Buildings & Grounds 11*8.12 

Office Maintenance 1, 108.10 

Petty Cash Advance 10.00 

All Other 758.93 



$109,963.1+8 
To 1958 1,570.00 

To Revenue 1,875.52 



$113,1+09.00 $113,1*09.00 

ARTICLE 5 - AUTOMOBILES - POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation $ 2,000.00 

Automobiles $ 1,970.00 

To Revenue 30.00 



$ 2,000.00 $ 2,000.00 

POLICE PARKING METERS MAINTENANCE 

Parking Meters Reserve $ 10,1+1+5.00 

Salaries, Police Officers $ 8, 291*88 

Labor 1,275.75 

Maintenance 877 37 



$ 10,14*5.00 $10,1*1+5.00 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT 



Appr opr iat ion 




$12*2,854.02 


Refunds 




34.98 


Petty Cash Advance Refund 




15.00 


Salaries 






Chief 


♦ 6,000.00 




Fire Fighters 


106,863.48 




Call Men 


7,225.23 




Equipment 


4,011.26 




Equipment for Men 


2,043.73 




Maintenance and Repairs 


5,226.85 




Fuel 


1,61*1.35 




Light and Gas 


711.35 




Maintenance Buildings & Grounds 


3,438.02 
885.72 




Office Maintenance 




Petty Cash Advance 


15.00 




All Other 


226. 104- 





♦138,288.43 
To Revenue 4, 615.57 






♦142,904.00 


♦142,904.00 


ARTICLE 6 - PICKUP TRUCK - FIRE DEPARTMENT 




Appropriation 




♦ 


1,873.00 


Truck $ 


1,873.00 






♦ 


1,873.00 


♦ 


1,873.00 


FOREST FIRES 








Appropri at ion 




♦ 


2,200.00 


Wages, Fighting Fires $ 

Hose 

Apparatus Maintenance 

Radio Service 


690.00 
151.02 
539.01 
812.76 






To Revenue 


2,192.79 
7.21 





♦ 2,200.00 ♦ 2,200.00 



72 



DOG OFFICER 

Appropriation $ 325.00 

Salary $ 325.00 





$ 325.00 




ANIMAL INSPECTOR 


Appropriau 
Salary 


ion 

$ 325.00 
To Revenue 25.00 



,639.29 
To Revenue 1,360.71 



$1,5U0.29 
To Revenue 9.71 



$ 325.00 



* 350.00 



$ 350.00 $ 350.00 

BUILDING INSPECTOR 

Appropriation $6,000.00 

Salaries, Building Inspectors $3,817.30 
Use of Car and Other 821.99 



$6 , 000 .00 $6 , 000 . 00 

WIRE INSPECTOR 

Appropriation $1,550.00 

Salary $1,200.00 

Use of Car and Other 3U0.29 



$i f 55o.oo $i,55o.oo 



73 



SEALER OP WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 



Appropriation $ 800.00 

Reserve Fund lj.00.00 

Salary $ 600.00 

Equipment 311.03 

Use of Car and Other 288.97 



$2,589.86 
To 1958 2,396.83 



•,205.52 
To Revenue 616.1+8 



.,200.00 #1,200.00 

CIVIL DEFENSE 

Balance from 1956 $1,061.69 

Appropriation 3,925.00 

Salary, Director $ 900.00 

Equipment 1,105.50 

Clothing 182.75 

Transportation 306.68 

Telephone and Other 94.93 



,986.69 ft,986.69 

MOTH SUPPRESSION 

Appropriation $ 6,822.00 

Labor ft, 277.55 

Insecticides 661.01 

Equipment 743.39 

Rent 360.00 

All Other 163.57 



,822.00 $6,822.00 






74 



TREE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 
Refund 

Labor 

Equipment 

Trees and Shrubs 

All Other 



$ 8,430.34 

2,096.62 

554.00 

96.36 



Approp ri at ion 

Labor 

Insecticides 
Crane Hire 
All Other 



$11,177.32 

CONTROL DUTCH ELM DISEASE 



$ 7,146.25 

2j.60.01 

375.00 

18. 74 



$ 8,000.00 
HEALTH DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 
Petty Cash Advance 



Refund 



Salaries 

Board of Health 

Agents 

Clerks 
Office Maintenance 
Medical 

Plumbing Inspector 
Use of Car 
Petty Cash Advance 
All Other 



$ 300.00 

4,1+86.65 
748.00 

460.74 
1,422.90 

1,602.75 

624.34 
10.00 

73.61 



$11,150.00 

27.32 



$11,177.32 



$ 8,000.00 



$ 8,000.00 



$12,316.00 
10.00 



To Revenue 



$ 9,728.99 
2,597.01 



$12,326.00 $12,326.00 



75 



CARE AND TREATMENT OP TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS 



Appropriation 

Care and Treatment Tubercular 
Patients 

To Revenue 



772.50 
727.50 



$ 1,500.00 



$ 1,500.00 



$ i,5oo.oo 



ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 



Balance from 1956 
Appropriation 

Essex County Tuberculosis 

Hospital 
Revenue 



#20,590.39 
352.75 



# 352.75 
24,189.33 



To 1958 



$20,91*3.11; 
3,598.94 



$24,542.08 



$24,542.08 



PUBLIC DUMP 



Appropriation 

Contractural Services 

Labor 

Backhoe and Gravel 



# 2,833.38 
174.96 
258.80 



$ 3, 560.00 



To Revenue 



$ 3,267.14 
232.86 



$ 3,500.00 



$ 3,500.00 



76 



SEWER MAINTENANCE 



Appropriation 




$13,850.00 


Labor 


$ 8,L56.8o 
2,81*7.16 




Merrimack-Essex Electric Co. 




Tools and Equipment 


1,01*7.75 




Pipe and Fittings 


61*8 . 13 




Backhoe Service 


257.50 




Use of Car 


368. 9k 
201*. 78 




All Other 






$13,831.06 




To Revenue 


18.91* 





$13,850.00 $13,850.00 

ARTICLE 2, 1956 - SEWER - ANDOVER STREET 



Balance from 1956 

Contractural Services 

Labor 

Asphalt and Gravel 

Pipe 

Backhoe 

All Other 



$16,061*. 86 

2,179.77 
720.90 
593.28 
317.00 
126. 01* 



$25,200.00 



To 1958 



$20,001.85 
5,198.15 



$25,200.00 



ARTICLE 21, 1956 - SEWER LINE 
GOLDEN* S GARDENS 



Balance from 1956 

Labor 

Easement and Legal Services 

Engineering 

All Other 



To 1958 



91*8.77 
550.00 

251*. 71* 
173.19 



$ 1,926.70 
13,073.30 



$25,200.00 



$15,000.00 



77 $15,000.00 



$15,000.00 



ARTICLE 22, 195U - BALLARDVALE SEWER DISPOSAL 



Balance from 1956 

Labor 
Equipment 



To 1958 



$ 


159.12 
11*5.61* 


1 


567.32 


* 


301*.76 
262. 56 




* 


567.32 


$ 


567.32 



ARTICLE 30 - STUDY FOR IMPROVEMENTS 
TO SEWERAGE SYSTEM 

Surplus Revenue $ 8, 500.00 

Contractural Services $ 1;, 000. 00 

Labor 23.11 



$ U,023.11 
To 1958 U,U76.89 



$ 8,500.00 $ 8,500.00 

ARTICLE 36, 1956 - SEWERAGE AND DRAINAGE 

Balance from 1956 $ 6,929.28 

Labor $ 1,316.32 

Pipe 550.27 

Cement, Asphalt and Gravel 978.33 

Backhoe 380.OO 



$ 3, 221;. 92 
To 1958 3,70U.36 



$ 6,929.28 * 6,929.28 



78 



ARTICLE 37 - INSTALL SEWER - JULIETTE STREET 



Surplus Revenue 




$10,000.00 


Contractural Services 


* 254.74 




Labor 


37.15 




Legal Services 


65.00 




All Other 


54.55 






9,588.56 




To 1958 






$10,000.00 


$10,000.00 


HIGHWAYS 






Appropr i at ion 




$80,000.00 


Refund 




17.05 


Labor 


$45,060.18 




Broken Stone, Gravel, etc. 


5,134.04 




Asphalt, Tarvia and Road Oil 


22,884.73 




Tools and Equipment 


2,940.31 




Tires, Gasoline and Oil 


2,568.34 




Backhoe Service 


1,120.50 




All Other 


308.95 






$80,017.05 


$80,017.05 


TRUCKS, GARAGE AND 


REPAIR SHOP 




Appropriation 




$32,000.00 


Reserve Fund 




316.50 


Labor 


♦ 8,354.30 




Maintenance, Gasoline and Oil 


19,960.71 




Tires and Tubes 


428.39 




Tools and Equipment 


1,680.81 




Fuel Oil 


905.43 




Lights 


519.25 




Telephone and All Other 


281.98 






$32,130.87 




To Revenue 


185.63 






$32,316.50 


$32,316.50 



79 



ARTICLE 23 - CHAPTER 90 - CONSTRUCTION 

Balance from 1956 #39,975.55 

Labor $ 561+.92 
Backhoe 165.00 

All Other 2l|..56 



$ 751+.1+8 
To 1958 39,221.07 



$ 7,500.00 | 7,500.00 

ARTICLE 27 - REPAIRS BRIDGE IN BALIARDVALE 

Appropriation $ 5,000.00 

Labor $ 1+75.11 

Repairs 1,983.97 



$ 2,1+59.08 
To 1958 2,51+0.92 



$ 5,000.00 $ 5,000.00 



♦39,975.55 


#39,975.55 1 


ARTICLE 26 - SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION 


| 


Appropri ation 


# 7,500.00 I 


Labor $ l+,l+0l+.l+l+ 
Tarvia, Asphalt and Gravel 2, 616.77 
Lumber and Supplies 1+78.79 





80 



ARTICLE 28 - HIGHWAY FENCE AND 
GUARD RAIL CONSTRUCTION 



Appropriation $ 2,500,00 

Labor $ 729.89 

Equipment 1,756.58 



$ 2,U86.i;7 
To 1958 13.53 



* 369.1*2 
To 1958 24,630.58 



$ 2,500.00 $ 2,500.00 
ARTICLE 32 - ADDITIONAL GARAGE SPACE 

Appropriation $25,000.00 

Labor $ 177.00 

Pipe, Backhoe and Blastings 152.00 

Prints, Advertising and Legal \±0.l\2 



$25,000.00 $25,000.00 
ARTICLE 33 - EQUIPMENT FOR BOARD PUBLIC WORKS 

Appropriation $26,300.00 

Equipment $25, 293 • 2-k 

To 1958 1,006.76 



$26,300.00 $26,300.00 



81 



ARTICLE 3l| - CHAPTER 90 - HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION 



Article 718 Acts of 1956 

Labor 

Backhoe 

Pipe 

Survey and Plans 

Hot Topping 

Gravel 

Fuel Oil 

All Other 



$23,000.00 



$ 1*, 166.60 

81+2.80 

798.00 

7,569.00 

653.51 

1*10 • 11 
U9.55 



To 1958 



$15,91*1.30 
7,058.70 



$23,000.00 $23,000.00 

ARTICLE 35 - CHAPTER 90 - CONSTRUCTION 



Surplus Revenue 

Article 718 Acts of 1956 

Labor 

Contractural Services 

Backhoe 

Equipment 

Blasting and All Other 



$ 1,262.1+9 

36,000.00 

866.00 

1,613.00 

161*. 95 



$30,000.00 
10,000.00 



To 1958 



$39,906.1*1* 
93.56 



$1*0,000.00 



ARTICLE 1*2, 1956 - STORM DRAINAGE - 

HIDDEN ROAD 



Balance from 1956 
Labor 



To 1958 



3c00 
2,182.83 



,000.00 



$ 2,185.83 



$ 2,185.83 



$ 2,185.83 



82 



SNOW REMOVAL AND SANDING 



Appropriation 

Labor 

Tools and Equipment 

Salt 

Sand 

Snow Plowing 

Weather Service 

Gasoline 



$20,000.00 



$11,259.37 
1,665.62 
3,828.1+0 
1,133.10 
1,729.00 
175.00 
173.40 



To Revenue 



$19,963.89 
36.11 



$20,000.00 



$20,000.00 



ARTICLE 15, 1956 - PURCHASE SIDEWALK SNOW PLOW 



Balance from 1956 
Equipment 



To 1958 



$ 399.82 
375.58 



$ 775.1+0 



$ 775.1+0 



$ 775.40 



STREET LIGHTING 



Appropriation 

Street Lighting 

To Revenue 



$26,705.03 
1,294.97 



$28,000.00 



$28,000.00 



$28,000.00 



83 



PUBLIC WELFARE 



Appropriation 




#11, 


,300.00 


Refund 






13.00 


Salaries, Board of Public Welfare 


$ 600.00 






Agent 


532.00 






Clerk 


468.00 






Groceries and Provisions 


539.00 






Fuel 


265.30 






State Institutions 


3,810.99 






Medical 


816. 45 






Cash Grants 


828.20 






Relief by Other Cities & Towns 


2,263.85 






Clothing 


15.80 








$10,139.59 




To Revenue 


1,173.41 








$11,313.00 


$11,313.00 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
(TOWN) 

Appropriation $ 8,820.00 

Administration 

Salaries, Agent $ 336.60 

Clerk 297.02 

Aid 

Aid to Dependent Children 2,417.46 



* 3,051.08 
To Revenue 5,768.92 



$ 8,820.00 $ 8,820.00 



84 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHIIDREN 
(FEDERAL GRANTS) 



Balance from 1956 

Federal Grants Received in 1957 






* 106.35 
2,583.98 


Administration 
Salaries 
Agent 
Clerk 


* 


39U.«K) 

262.38 




Aid 

Aid to Dependent Children 




1,937.10 




To 1958 


$ 


2,593.88 
96. U5 






* 


2,690.33 


t 2,690.33 


DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 
(TOWN) 




Appropr iat ion 
Refund 






$ 9,000.00 
2.75 


Administration 

Salary, Agent 
Disability Assistance 


* 


305.15 
5,1*28.02 




To Revenue 


$ 5,733.17 
3,269.58 






* 


9,002.75 


$ 9,002.75 


DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 
(FEDERAL GRANTS) 




Federal Grants Received in 1957 






* 2,516.18 


Administration 

Salary, Agent 
Disability Assistance 


* 


29U.85 
2,221.33 





$ 2,516.18 $ 2,516.18 



85 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 
(TOWN) 




Appropriation 
Refunds 




$61+, 300. 00 
210.75 


Administration 
Salaries 
Agent 
Clerk 
Office Maintenance 
Aid 

Old Age Assistance 
Other Cities and Towns 


$ 966.08 
71U.56 
121.83 

59,033.75 
792.09 




To Revenue 


$61,628.31 
2,882.1+1+ 






$61+,510.75 


#61+, 510. 75 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 
(FEDERAL GRANTS) 




Balance from 1956 

Federal Grants Received in 1956 

Recoveries 




$ 602.31+ 

60,125.93 

365.29 


Admi ni s t r a t i on 
Salaries 
Agent 
Clerk 
Office Maintenance 
Aid 

Old Age Assistance 


$ 2,177.10 

1,771*. 6k 

1+10.18 

56,21+1.53 





To 1958 



$60,603.1+5 
1+90.11 



$61,093.56 






$61,093*56 






86 



INFIRMARY 



Appropriation 






$12,000.00 


Salaries and Wages 








Matrons 


* 


2,0k3.71 
1,883.87 




Other Employees 






Groceries and Provisions 




2,292.k2 
52.67 




Dry Goods and Clothing 






Repairs 




544-75 
M36.31 




Fuel 






Light 




381.66 




Medical 




91. 54 




Household Maintenance 




339.80 




Use of Car and All Other 




250.92 






$ 


8,367.65 




To Revenue 




3,632.35 






$12,000,00 


$12,000.00 



VETERANS SERVICE 



Approp ri at ion 

Reserve Fund 

Petty Cash Advance Refund 

Refund 

Administration 

Salaries 
Agent 
Clerk 

Office Maintenance 
Veterans Benefits 

Ordinary Allowances 

Medical 

Groceries, Fuel and Rent 

Burials 



$ 5,l87o50 

2,974.20 

710.15 

18,604.28 

3,554.16 
563.02 
4oo.oo 



$29,000.00 
4,500.00 

10.00 

85.00 



To 1958 
To Revenue 



$31,993.31 
1,100.00 

501.69 

#33,595.00 



$33,595.00 



87 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 



App r op r i a t i on 

Petty Cash Advance Refunds 

Refunds 

Salaries 

Superintendent 

Clerks 

Truant Officer 
Petty Cash Advances 
Office Maintenance 
School Census 
Out of State Travel 
Traveling Expenses 
Driver Training 
Teachers 1 Salaries 

High 

Elementary 

Junior High 
Textbooks and Supplies 

High 

Elementary 

Junior High 
Tuition High 
Transportation 

High 

Elementary 

Junior High 
Janitors 1 Services 

High 

Elementary 

Junior High 
Fuel 

High 

Elementary 

Junior High 
Maintenance Buildings and Grounds 

High 

Elementary and Junior High 
Health 

High 

Elementary 

Junior High 
Library 

High 

Elementary 

Junior High 



#801,764.00 
115.00 
11U.60 



10,834-58 

10,350.60 

100.00 

115.00 

2,375.71 
150.00 

451.89 

2,433.66 

275.70 

123,138.88 
301,637.55 
121,570.54 

8,187.58 

15,531.32 

6,062.88 

2,454.50 

12,649.62 
12,644.56 
12,649.62 

18,493.66 

18, 491.46 
18,564.00 

9,360.32 

14,066.87 

6,581.52 

15,861.47 
34,822.36 

4,318.44 
4,072.56 
4,068.72 

151.22 

1,313.57 

281.75 



88 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
(CONTINUED) 



Athletic Fund 

Furniture and Furnishings 

High 

Elementary 

Junior High 



5,152.69 

295.00 

1,943.25 
332.00 



To Revenue 



$801,785.05 
208.55 



$801,993.60 $801,993.60 

ARTICLE 49 - STATE AIDED VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 
Appropriation $ 1,940.00 

Wages 



Teachers 

Other Employees 



$ 1,781.00 
159.00 



$ 1,940.00 $ 1,940.00 



Loan 



ARTICLE 1 - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BALLARDVALE 

$800,000.00 



Construction 

Architects 

Prints, Specifications 

and Advertising 
Engineering 
Clerk of Works 
Other 



$374,440.00 
39,563.47 

1,237.20 

1,165.08 

3,900.00 

25.40 



To 1958 



$420,331.15 
379,668.85 



$800,000.00 $800,000.00 



89 



ARTICLE 10, 1955 - NEW HIGH SCHOOL 

Balance from 1956 $727,353.59 

Construction $471, 785. 34 

Architects 9,225.11 

Clerk of Works 4,200.00 

Equipment 129,281.23 

Clerical Services 625.00 

All Other 14-99.11 



$615,615.79 
To 1958 111,737.80 



$727,353.59 $727,353.59 

ARTICLE 13, 1955 - WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ADDITION 

Balance from 1956 $ 42,870.36 

Construction $ 25# 298.50 

Architects 662.75 

Clerk of Works 700.00 

Equipment 6, 128.40 

Clerical Services 90.00 



$ 32,879.65 
To 1958 9,990.71 



$ 1+2,870.36 $ 2+2,870.36 

ARTICLE 14, 1955 - SHAWSHEEN SCHOOL ADDITION 

Balance from 1956 $ 1 5,14.97.144 

Construction $ 14,827.44 

Clerk of Works 650.00 

Clerical Services 20.00 



$ 15,497.44 $ 15,497.44 



90 



ARTICLE 77, 1956 - SHAW SHEEN SCHOOL ADDITION 



Balance from 1956 

Construction 
Architects 
Repairs 
Equipment 
Clerical Services 



To 1958 



$ 3,073.19 

603.15 

503.87 

389.20 

10.00 


$ 7,000.00 


$ 11,579.1*1 
2,1+20.59 




$ 7,000.00 


$ 7,000.00 



SCHOOL CAFETERIAS 



Balance from 1956 
Receipts for 1957 
Petty Cash Advance Refunds 

Salaries, Supervisors 
Wages, Cafeteria Assistants 
Groceries and Provisions 
Maintenance of Kitchens 
Petty Cash Advances 
Transporting Pood 
Telephone and All Other 



$ 7,9W+.66 
19,1+83.76 

U7.519.31 
6,833.88 

70.00 
1+39.85 
172.21 



1+, 012.01+ 

86,661.22 

70.00 






To 1958 



$82,1+63.67 
8,279.59 



$90,71+3.26 



$90,71+3.26 



91 



SMITH-HUGHES - GEORGE BARDEN FUND 



Balance from 1956 $ 6.32 



Clerical Assistance $ 1.00 

To 1958 5.32 



PUNCHARD ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 



* 6.32 $ 6.32 



Balance from 1956 






t 152.21 


Receipts in 1957 






4,978.31 


Petty Cash Advance Refund 






100.00 


Salary, Director of Athletics 


t 


150.00 




Officials at Games and Scouting 




9^6.00 




Police, Janitors and Ticket Selling 


61*6.00 




Equipment 




7U8.17 




Game Guarantees 




739.40 




Transportation and Meals 




899.50 




Laundry 




360.29 




Petty Cash Advance 




100.00 




Telephone and All Other 




UUO.88 






$ 5,030. 2k 




To 1958 




200.28 






$ 5,230.52 


* 5,230.52 






92 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



Appropriation 

Dog Tax Refund 

Income from Investments 

Salaries 

Librarian 

Assistants 

Treasurer 

Janitors 
Books and Periodicals 
Bindings 
Fuel 
Light 

Buildings and Maintenance 
Janitors 1 Supplies 
Office Maintenance 
All Other 



»: 



5,386.00 
29,152.32 

100.00 

,020.5$ 
,731.77 

1,537.86 

975.60 
1,017.67 

636.59 

886.75 

1,619.1*3 

270.29 



$53,789.00 
2,i|70.9l| 
3,150.00 



To Revenue 



#5U,331*.83 
5,075.11 



Appropriation 
Rent 



$59,1*09.91* 
AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

$ 81*0.00 



$ 81*0.00 



VETERANS FOREIGN WARS 



Appropriation 
Rent 



• To 1958 



$ 600.00 
120.00 



$59,1*09.91* 



$ 81*0.00 



$ 81*0.00 



* 720.00 



$ 720.00 



$ 720.00 



93 






DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS QUARTERS 

Appropriation $ 660.00 

Rent $ 660.00 



$ 1,232.98 
To Revenue 332.02 



$ 660.00 $ 660.00 
PATRIOTIC HOLIDAYS 

Appropriation $ 1, 565.00 

Bands $ 656.60 

Flags and Markers 253*58 

Wreaths and Sprays 98.00 

Refreshments and All Other 22i|..8o 



$ 1,565.00 $ 1,565.00 

DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Appropriation $ 500.00 

Reserve Fund l,81j.6.06 

Damages to Persons and Property $ 1,81^6.06 

To Revenue 500.00 



$ 2, 3^6.06 ft 2,3U&.06 

INSURANCE 

Appropriation #29,000.00 

Insurance $28,l|71.lU 

To Revenue 528.86 



$29,000.00 $29,000.00 I 



94 



TOWN REPORTS 



Appropri at ion 

Printing Town Reports 

To Revenue 



$ 1,980.00 
20.00 



$ 2,000.00 

ARTICLE 7, 1955 - PURCHASE LAND 
ANDOVER AND CENTER STREETS 



Balance from 1956 
Land Purchased 



To 1958 



$ 1,586.65 
13.35 



$ 1,600.00 



ARTICLE 8, 19ij.6 - HISTORY OP ANDOVER 
UP TO AND INCLUDING WORLD WAR II 



Balance from 1956 
Writing of History 



$ 800.00 



$ 2,000.00 



$ 2,000.00 



$ 1,600.00 



$ 1,600.00 



$ 800.00 



$ 800.00 



800.00 



ARTICLE 12 - DEVELOP OFF STREET PARKING 
Parking Meters Reserve $ 6,000.00 



Labor 

Dozer and Truck Hire 

Gravel and Asphalt 



$ 552. 18 
578.05 
991+.09 



To 1958 



$ 2,12l|.32 
3,875.68 



$ 6,000.00 



$ 6,000.00 



95 



ARTICLE 15, 1953 - PURCHASE AND DEVELOP PARKING AREAS 



Balance from 1956 

Labor 

Paving 

Stone Wall Construction 

Shovel Service 

Pence 

All Other 



To 1958 



$ 4,000.00 



t 281+.76 
851.02* 

868.50 

600.00 

288.00 

44.55 




$ 2,936.85 
1,063.15 




$ 4, 000. 00 


$ 4,000.00 






ARTICLE 19, 1956 - ESTABLISHING DEVELOPMENT 
AND INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION 



Balance from 1956 

Conference Meetings 
Telephone and Other 



To 1958 



$ 431.90 



99.52 
5.29 



$ 104.81 
327.09 



$ 431.90 $ 431.90 

ARTICLE 2k - ESTABLISH PERSONNEL BOARD 
Appropriation $ 3,000.00 . 






Management Engineers 
Association Dues 



$ 2,000.00 
25.00 



To 1958 



I 2,025.00 
975.00 



$ 3,000.00 



PARKING METERS RESERVE 
Parking Meters Reserve 
Parking Meters $ 1,311.00 

96 $ 1,311.00 



$ 3,000.00 

$ 1,311.00 
$ 1,311.00 



ADMINISTRATIVE AND OFFICE 
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



Appropriation 

Petty Cash Advance Refund 

Salaries 

Superintendent 

Engineer 

Chairman 

Secretary 

Foremen 

Clerks 
Office Maintenance 
Petty Cash Advance 



3,665.60 

3,669.78 

300.00 

150.00 

6,932.00 

10,030.54 

2,976.13 

100.00 



$29,000.00 
100.00 



To Revenue 



$27,82i|.05 
1,275.95 



$29,100.00 



$29,100.00 



PARK DEPARTMENT 



Appropr iat ion 

Labor 

Equipment 

Seed and Fertilizer 

Care of Grass Plots 

Tarvia and Gravel 



7,489.78 
1,068.34 

207.44 
500.00 

232.62 



$ 9,500.00 



To Revenue 



9,498.18 
1.82 



$ 9,500.00 



$ 9,500.00 



97 



RECREATION 



Appropriation 




$15,820.00 


Reserve Fund 




402.50 


Playgrounds 






Salaries 






Instructors 


$ 4, 335.50 




Secretary 


350.00 




Wages, Labor 


411.80 




Equipment 


979.08 




Miscellaneous Supplies 


751.77 




En t e r t a inme nt 


304.35 




Transportation 


312.5.0 




Miscellaneous Supplies and 






All Other 


292.50 




Pomps Pond 






Salaries, Lifeguards 


3,96^.60 




Wages, Matron, Police 






and Caretaker 


1,030.38 




Transportation 


1,000.00 




Repairs and Equipment 


1,602.37 




Backhoe Service 


402.50 




Miscellaneous Supplies 






and All Other 


169.99 






$15,907.74 




To Revenue 


314.76 








$16,222.50 



$16,222.50 



EUGENE V. LOVELY PENSION 
Appropriation 
Eugene V. Lovely Pension $ 2,354.00 



$ 2,354.00 



$ 2,354.00 



$ 2,354.00 



98 



ARTICLE 29, 1951 - IMPROVING BATHING AND 
RECREATION FACILITIES AT POMPS POND 



Balance from 1956 

Labor 

Shovel Service 

Asphalt and Rolling 



$ 1,274.93 



442. 63 
483.37 
348.93 



1,274.93 



1,274.93 



ARTICLE 44, 1954 - IMPROVING BATHING AND 
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AT POMPS POND 



Balance from 1956 

Asphalt and Sand 
Spreader Service 



$ 526.12 
73.88 



$ 600.00 



WATER DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 
Reserve Fund 

Refund 

Labor 

Meters and Fittings 

Pipe and Fittings 

Equipment, Hardware and Tools 

Tractor and Backhoe 

Lights 

Transportation 

Office Maintenance 

Coal, Range and Fuel Oil 

All Other 

Maintenance of Pumping Station 

Engineers 

Lime and Chlorine 

Coal 

Repairs Pumping Equipment 



To 1958 
To Revenue 



$27,844.20 

4, 693. 66 

4,410.92 

5,834.39 

l,980.3i| 

17,696.74 

1,017.61 

1,180.92 

304.40 

642 . 29 

10,714.43 

3,092.04 

1,513.82 

328.16 

$81,253.92 

2,234.27 

22.79 



$83,510.98 



$ 600.00 



$ 600.00 



$81,250.00 

2,234.27 

26.71 






$83,510.98 



99 



ARTICLE 1 - ADDITIONAL WATER SUPPLY 
BALLARD VALE AND ABBOT WELLS 



Surplus Revenue $ 28,000.00 

Loan 2^2,000,00 

Labor $ 2, 681;. 38 

Construction 29,910.16 

Engineering 11,862.07 

Pipe 57,307.60 

Lights 1,819.25 

Advertising and Legal Services 1,128.25 

Rental Equipment 1,000.00 

Backhoe Service 732.00 

All Other 288. l& 



$106,732.15 
To 1958 173,267.85 



$280,000.00 $280,000.00 

ARTICLE 2k, 195U - ACQUISITION OP LAND OR BUILDING 
ON THE WATER SHED AT HAGGETTS POND AND FISH BROOK 

Balance from 1956 $ 2,1|96.25 

Land Takings $ 2,^87.50 

Prints 8.75 



$ 2,U96.25 $ 2,U96.25 

ARTICI£ 27, 1955 - ACQUISITION OF LAND, ETC., WATER 
SUPPLY ON THE WATER SHED AT HAGGETTS POND AND FISH BROOK 

Balance from 1956 $ 7, 500.00 

Land Takings $ 1,637.50 

Legal Services 550.00 

Appraisals 200.00 

$ 2,387.50 
To 1958 5,112.50 



$ 7,500.00 $ 7,500.00 



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ARTICLE 29 - STUDY FOR ADDITIONAL WATER SUPPLY 



Surplus Revenue 




$10,000.00 


Contractors Well Testing 


$ 8,500.00 




Engineering 


1,500.00 






#10,000.00 


. $10,000.00 


ARTICLE 31 - IMPROVEMENTS TO WATER SYSTEM 


Surplus Revenue 




$95,810.00 


Refund 




.72 


Labor 


$ k 9 961. 12 

3§,U5o.lA 




Pipe 




Electrical Services 


1,117.00 




Engineering 


1*95. 5U 
5,806.08 




Dozer and Trailer Service 




Rental Equipment 


5,803.00 




Supplies and Equipment 


6,023.86 




Gravel and Asphalt 


2,230.21 




All Other 


31*7.57 






$65,03U.82 




To 1958 


30,775.90 





ARTICLE 3l, 1956 

Balance from 1956 

Labor 

Tools and Supplies 

To 1958 



$95,810.72 $95,810.72 
PL0URIDATI0N EQUIPMENT 

$ 1,820.00 



135.07 
359.17 



$ U9U.2U 
1,325.76 



$ 1,820.00 



$ 1,820.00 



101 



ARTICLE 35, 1956 - WATER EXTENSIONS 



Balance from 1956 

Labor 

Construction 

Backhoe and Roller Service 

Asphalt and Sand 

All Other 



* 9,709.57 



668.58 

5,766.75 
616.00 
52k. 42 
138.25 



To 1958 



7,714.00 
1,995.57 



$ 9,709.57 $ 9,709.57 



ARTICLE 37, 1956 - RESERVOIR, ETC., WOOD HILL 
Balance from 1956 $137,587.81; 



Labor 

Construction 

Engineering 

Pipe 

Backhoe and Roller Service 

Gravel and Asphalt 

Equipment 

Boiler Repairs 



3,361.51 

86,904.54 

3,229.73 

25,394.16 

2,719.04 

2,106.17 

1,653.49 

340.00 






To 1958 



$125,708.64 
11,879.20 



#137,587.84 $137,587.84 



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ARTICLE 38, 1956 - RESERVOIR AND IMPROVEMENTS 
TO HIGH LEVEL SYSTEM - PROSPECT HILL 



Balance from 1956 

Labor 

Engineering 

Construction 

Backhoe and Scoop Service 

Pipe 

Gravel and Tailings 

All Other 



$5U,866.30 



2,553.07 

1,587.38 

U4,852.00 

2, 62k. 50 

2,078.37 

633.23 

133.55 



To 1958 



$54,^62.10 
1+0^.20 



$5U,866.30 $5U,866.30 
ARTICLE 13, 1956 - ACQUIRING LAND PROSPECT HILL 
Balance from 1956 $ 200.00 

Legal Services 



To 1958 



65.00 
135.00 



$ 200.00 



ARTICLE 39, 1956 -ACQUIRE LAND 
WATER SHED HAGGETTS POND 



Balance from 1956 
Blue Printing 



To 1958 



16.00 
3,^8^.00 



200.00 



$ 3,500.00 



$ 3,500.00 



$ 3,500.00 



103 



SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Appropriation 

Perpetual Care Funds Income 

Petty Cash Advance Refund 

Salaries 

Superintendent 

Clerk 
Labor 

Tarvia, Gravel and Pill 
Equipment 

Trees, Seed and Loam 
Truck Maintenance 
Office Maintenance 
Petty Cash Advance 
All Other 



$ 3,835.16 
283.2$ 

13,424.95 

1,231.19 

1,259.30 

298.84 

706.05 

19^.13 
10.00 

31. 04 



$21,269.00 

3,420.28 

10.00 



To Revenue 



$21,273.91 
3,425.37 



$24,699.28 






$24,699.28 



INTEREST 



Appropriation 
Estimated Receipts 
Reserve Fund 

Interest School Loans 



$65,447.50 



$51,847.50 

12,164.48 

1,435.52 



$65,447.50 



$65,447.50 



104 



MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS 



Loan Anticipation School 

Bond Issue 1 50,000.00 

Premiums on School and Water 

Bond Issues 3,653*08 

Maturing Debt 190,000.00 

Loan Anticipation School 

Bond Issue $150,000.00 
Premiums on School and Water 

Bond Issues 1, 800.92 

Maturing Debt 190,000.00 



$341, 800.92 
To 1958 1,852.16 



$343,653.08 $ 343,653.08 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 7*226.79 

Cemetery Perpetual Cares 3, 773 • 00 

Interest Cemetery Perpetual Cares 734.41 

Cemetery Flower Fund 300.00 

Interest Private Trust Funds 271.36 

Tailings 14-47 

Essex County Tax 75,839.94 

Clam Purification Tax 21.88 

Town Clerk's Dog License 3,228.40 

Retirement Fund 52,849.00 

Blue Cross - Blue Shield 19,935.70 

Savings Bonds 6,262.50 

Withholding Taxes 158,946.21 

United Fund 760.91 

Treasury Bills 265.00 

Tax Title Recordings 6.53 

Refunds 31,447.82 



Total Expenditures for 1957 $4,345,460.08 

Cash on Hand, January 1, 1958 $1,549,382.26 

Grand Total for 1957 $5,894,81;2.34 



105 



BALANCE SHEET - DECEMBER 31, 1957 
GENERAL ACCOUNTS 
ASSETS 



Cash $l,5k9,382.26 

Petty Cash Advances 35*00 
Uncollected Taxes 

Levy of 1956 

Personal 1,607 .10 

Real Estate 306.00 

Levy of 1957 

Poll 16,00 

Personal U, 699.18 

Real 59,3U0.28 

Deductions from Employees 

Withholding Taxes 515.^-3 

United Fund U.06 

Loans Authorized 235*000.00 

To be Raised in 1958 

County Tax 12,k31.31 

State Parks and Reservations 2lj.7.96 

Revenue 1958 1.00 



$1,863,585.58 

LIABILITIES 

Overlay 1956 1,913.10 

Overlay 1957 29,101.96 

Overlay Surplus 36,970.81 

Article 7 - Bookkeeping Machine 78.55 

Article 9 - Revaluation Property. 15, 650.00 

Planning Board 1,000.00 

Planning Board of Appeals 100.00 

Article 9 - Mapping of Town 6,k50.00 

Article 8 - Remodeling Town Offices 5,892.29 

Police Department 1,570.00 

Civil Defense 2,396.83 

Article 2, 1956 - Andover St., Ballardvale 5,198.15 

Article 21, 1956 -Sewer -Go ldens Gardens 13,073.30 

Article 22, 195U - Ballardvale Sewer Disposal 262.56 

Article 30 - Study Improvements Sewer System 1j.,1i76.89 

Article 3k, 1955 - Constructing Relief Sewers 1,135.8k 

Article 36, 1956 - Sewerage and Drainage 3,70k. 36 

Article 37 - Sewer Juliette Street 9,588.56 

Article 6-Widening and Relocating Shawsheen Road 1.00 



106 



Article 23, 1956 - Chapter 90 Construction 39,221.(37 

Article 27 - Repairs Bridge Ballardvale 2,540.92 

Article 28 - Fence & Guard Rail Construction 13.53 

Article 32 - Additional Garage Space 24,630.58 

Article 33 - Purchase Equipment B.P.W. 1,006.76 

Article 34 - Chapter 90 Highway Construction 7,058.70 

Article 35 - Chapter 90 Highway Construction 93.56 

Article 42. 1956 - Storm Drainage - Hidden Road 2,182.83 

Chapter 71o - Acts of 1956 6,000.00 

Article 15, 1956 - Sidewalk Snow Plow 375.58 

Veterans Service 1,100.00 

Article 1, 1955-Pre. Plans School Ballardvale 105.15 

Article 1 - Elementary School Ballardvale 379,668.85 

Article 10, 1955 - High School 111,737.80 
Article 13, 1956 - West Elementary School Add»n. 9,990.71 

Article 77, 1956 - Shawsheen School Addition 2,1+20.59 

Veterans Foreign Wars 120.00 

Article 2, 1951 - Purchase Land Adj. to Schools 1,333.15 
Article 7, 1955 - Purchase Land Corner Andover 

and Center Streets 13*35 
Article 11, 1956 - Repair Indian Ridge Schoolhouse 2, 500.00 
Article 11 - Purchasing & Developing Land for 

Off Street Parking 25,000.00 
Article 13, 1953 - Engineering Study 

Playground Area 390.00 

Article 12 - To Develop Off Street Parking 3,875.68 
Article 14 - To Acquire Land for Future 

School Sites 25,000.00 

Article 15 - Acquire Land Center & Andover Sts. 200.00 
Article 15, 1953 - Purchase and Develop 

Parking Areas 1,063. 15 
Article 17 - Study Town By-Laws and 

Zoning By-Laws 1,000.00 
Article 19, 1956 - Establishing Develop, and 

Industrial Committee 327.09 

Article 24 - Establish Personnel Board 975.00 
Article 31 • 1954 - Excav. Subdrainage and 

Grading Plays tead Area 2,697.30 
Article 38, 1955 - Legally Acquire Land 

Widen Torr Street ^ 1.00 

Article ij.0, 1955-Legally Acquire Land B.V.Road 1.00 

Water Department 2,234*27 

Article 1 - Additional Water Supply 173,267.85 

Article 18, 1956 -Rogers Brook & Tributaries 25,000.00 
Article 27, 1955 - Acquisition Land 

Haggetts Pond 5, 112.50 

Article 31 - Improvements to Water System 30,775.90 



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LIABILITIES (CONTINUED) 



Flouridation Equipment 
Water Extensions 
Reservoir etc., Wood Hill 
Acquiring Land Prospect Hill 
Reservoir and Improvements 



Article 31, 1956 - 
Article 35, 1956 - 
Article 37, 1956 - 
Article 13, 1956 - 
Article 38* 1956 - 

Prospect Hill 
Article 39, 1956 - Acquire Land, Water Shed, 

Haggetts Pond 
Blue Cross - Blue Shield 
U. S. Savings Bonds 
Sewer Connection Deposits 
Water Installation Deposits 

Proceeds as Tax Titles Sales Lands of Low Value 
Tailings 

Trust Funds Transactions 
Old Age Assistance Recovery- 
Aid to Dependent Children Federal Grants 
Old Age Assistance Federal Grants 
Old Age Assistance Admin. Federal Grants 
Smith Hughes - George Barden Fund 
School Cafeterias 
Punchard Athletic Association 
Loans Authorized and Unissued 
Premiums on Loans 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 

Tax - Overestimated 
Sale of Real Estate Fund 
Cemetery Sales Fund 
Parking Meters 
Machinery Account 
Reserve for Petty Cash Advance 
Surplus Revenue 



1,325.76 

1,995.57 

11,879.20 

135.00 

404.20 

3,484.00 
258.70 

482.23 

490.00 

32.00 

61.61 

378.01 

27.50 

5,079.21 

96.^5 

317.65 

172. 46 

5.32 

8,279.59 

200.28 

235,000.00 
1,852.16 

3,598.94 
6,616.15 
5,895.00 

9,802.77 

4,571.07 

35.00 

533,511.68 



,863,585.58 



108 



REVENUE ACCOUNT - RESERVE UNTIL COLLECTED 
MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX 



Motor Vehicle Excise 
Tax 

1955 58.71 

1956 1,61*5.77 

1957 32,355.99 



Motor Vehicle Excise 

Revenue $3ij.,060.i;7 



$3U, 060.1+7 



$3U,060.U7 



SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS 



Sewer 

Unappo rt i o ne d 

19U9 

1957 
Added to Taxes 

1957 1,005.86 

Committed Interest 

1957 215.39 



1+6.90 
12,890.55 



Special Assessment 

Revenue $ll|, 158.70 



$1U, 158.70 



$11^,158.70 



Tax Title 



TAX TITLE 
$11^,732.01 Tax Title Revenue $ll|.,732.01 



Tax Title 
Possessions 



TAX TITLE POSSESSIONS 

Tax Title Possessions 
$ 1,289.89 Revenue $ 1,289.89 

DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



$5. 



Town Property 

Fire Department 

Sewer Installations 191.13 

Old Age Assistance l,72lj..5l 

School Department 2,010.25 



00 Departmental 



3i 

285.00 Revenue 



$ U, 553. 89 



$ U, 553. 89 



$ i+,553.39 



109 



WATER ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Water Rates $23,869.84 Water Revenue $65,824.94 

Water Service 



and Miscellaneous 2,8l6.8l 
Water Liens 1957 352.1i| 

Water Betterments 38,786.15 



$65,824.94 $65,824.91* 

STATE AND COUNTY AID TO HIGHWAYS 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 

State & County Aid State & County Aid to 

to Highways $ 4,715.17 Highways Revenue^ 4,715.17 



$ 4,715.17 * 4,715.17 

DEFERRED ASSESSMENTS 



Apportioned Sewer 
Assessments, not 
due 



Apportioned 


Sewer 




Assessment 


due 




$29,453.26 1958 




$ 3,226.30 


1959 




3, 081.06 


I960 




2,944.21 


1961 




2,611.51 


1962 




2,144.95 


1963 




2,060.34 
1,940.18 


1964 




1965 




1,940.16 


1966 




1,396.63 


1967 




856.75 


1968 




838.91 


1969 




838.92 


1970 




838.92 


1971 




838.92 


1972 




838.91 


1973 




838.91 


1974 




838.91 


1975 




838.88 


1976 




426.08 


1977 




113.81 



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Apportioned Water Betterment Apportioned Water 
Assessments, Betterment 

not due $ I4.63 • I4.I Assessments due 

1958 $ 2U.39 

1959 22^39 

1960 21+.39 

1961 2k. 39 

1962 2U.39 

1963 2l|.39 
19 6U 21;. 39 

1965 2U.39 

1966 2U.39 

1967 2k. 39 

1968 21+.39 

1969 2k. 39 

1970 2i;.39 

1971 2k. 39 

1972 2U.39 

1973 2lw39 
197if 21^.39 

1975 2U.39 

1976 2i+.39 



Suspended Sewer Assessments, Suspended Sewer Assessments 
not due $10,080.87 Revenue $10,080.87 



$39,997.5U $39,997.5U 



NON-REVENUE ACCOUNTS 

Net Funded or Fixed Article 1, 1951 

Debt $3,^72,000.00 Elem. School # 1|70,000.00 

Article 10, 1955 

High School 1,835,000.00 
Article 13, 1955 

West Elera.Schoolll5,000.00 
Article 1, 1957 

South School 800,000.00 

Article 1, 1957 

B.V. & Abbot 

Wells 252,000.00 



$3, U72, 000.00 $3,1+72, 000.00 



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TRUST FUNDS 



Trust Funds, Cash and Emily F. Raymond 

Securities $2+09,302.02 Fund ^ $ 1,546.03 

Walter Landor Raymond 

Welfare Fund 11,205.63 

David and Lucy Hay ward 

Shaw Welfare 

Fund 111, 660 • 50 

Edward Taylor Fuel 

Fund 156.17 

Erne line S. Lincoln 

Village Improvement 

Fund 1,377.83 

Emma J. Lincoln 

Village Improvement 

Fund 750.25 

Dr. Edward C. Conroy 

School Fund 289.17 
Draper School Fund I,l60.1j.2 
Holt School Fund 86.03 
Alfred V. Lincoln 

Spelling Bee Fund 506.25 
Varnum Lincoln 

Spelling Bee Fund 506.25 
Richardson School 

Fund 1,208.10 

U.S. Constitution 

Fund Andover 

Post #8 200.00 

Emma J. Lincoln 

Library Fund 162.14 

Kate Adams Swift Fund 

for Memorial Hall 

Library 34U.99 

J. M. Bean Cemetery 

Flower Fund 101.88 

M. E. Carter Cemetery 

Flower Fund 305.65 

Vesta A. Davis Cemetery 

Flower Fund 101.88 

Ellen F. Foster Cemetery 

Flower Fund 101.88 
Isaac E. Giddings Burial 

Ground Fund 1, 272.41 

John Kershaw Cemetery 

Flower Fund 50.93 

Ralph J. Maslen Cemetery 

Flower Fund 254.71 



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Mary E. Morrill 

Cemetery Flower 

Fund 101.88 

Francis Nicolls 

Cemetery Flower 

Fund 50.93 

Abbie M. Smart 

fpecial Cemetery 

Fund 1, 232.1+9 

George A. Tor re y 

Cemetery Flower 

Fund 519. I4. 6 

Alexander Smith 

Cemetery Flower 

Fund 163.00 

Bertha M. Stevens 

Cemetery Flower 

Fund 203.77 

G. H. Wardwell 

Cemetery Flower 

Fund 509.1+3 

White and McGraw 

Cemetery Flower 

Fund 50.93 

J. M. Souter 

Cemetery Flower 

Fund 301+.50 

Post War Rehabilitation 

Fund 22,763.31 

Cemetery Perpetual 

Care Funds 151, 914-5. 66 

John Cornell Wood 

and Coal Fund 6,312.96 

Punchard Free School 

Principal Fund 86,036.66 
Barnard Fund 1,030.90 

Henry W. and Mabel 

Barnard Fund 1,073.73 

Draper Fund l,57i|..3^ 

Goldsmith Fund 337. U3 

Edna G. Chapin 

Fund 2,271.97 

Elizabeth T. 

Gutterson Scholarship 

Fund 1,0314-12 

M. E. Gutterson Botany 

Prize Fund 320. 83 



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Alice M. Bell Fund 1,061.65 
Helen and Harold 

Rafton Fund 621.93 

Reserve Fund 4, 478.05 

Memorial Hall 

Library Fund 88,952.99 



$1+09,302.02 $409, 302.02 



MUNICIPAL CONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT FUND 



Municipal Contributory Annuity Savings 

Retirement Funds Fund $211;,llj.6.88 

Cash and Military Service 

Securities $314*755.68 Fund 3,069.86 

Annuity Reserve 

Fund 59,947.98 

Pension Fund 37,402.38 
Expense Fund 188.58 



$314,755.68 $314,755.68 



114 



Andover Contributory 
Board of Retirement Report 



To the Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The Town of Andover Contributory Board of Retirement 
herewith submits the following report for the year 1957: 



Cash on Hand, January 1, 1957 
Receipts: 

Appropriations : 

Town Pension Fund 

Andover Housing Authority 

Expense Fund 



$$0,270.00 

U57.00 

2,579.00 



$ 3,227.68 



Members Contributions 

Bonds Sold 

Interest on Investments 



30,030.k8 
22,033.88 
10,168.58 






$115,538.91+ 



Expenditures: 

Retirement Allowances 

Investments 

Accrued Interest on Investments 

Refunds 

Office Maintenance 
Salaries, Accountant 

Clerk 
Office Supplies, Postage 
and Other 



$60,597.10 

U6,3U9.50 

322.1+k 

7,852.08 



U5o.oo 
1,663.20 

352.80 



$117,587.12 



Cash on Hand, January 1, 1958 



1,179.50 



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Statement of Assets and Liabilities 
Assets 

Cash, Bay State Merchants Bank $ 1,179.50 

Investments: 

Bank Stocks 29,853.00 

Government Bonds 35,339.67 

Railroad Bonds 63,578.05 

Telephone Bonds 62,0l|6.65 

Public Utility Bonds 109,604.31 

Industrial Bonds 10,221.68 

Interest Due and Accrued, December 31, 1957 2,932.82 



$314,755.68 



LIABILITIES 

Annuity Savings Fund $214,146.88 

Special Pund Military Service 3,069.86 

Annuity Reserve Fund 59,947.98 

Pension Fund 37,4°2.38 

Expense Fund 188.58 



$314,755.68 



The required appropriation by the Town for 1958 for the 
Pension Fund as certified by the Insurance Department of 
the Commonwealth is $50,147.00 

During the year forty employees were taken into the 
system. Five members were retired. Twelve members in the 
system left the employ of the Town. One pensioner died. 

On December 31, 1957, there were one hundred and seventy 
three active members and ten inactive members and forty five 
on retirement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George C. Napier, Chairman 
David L. Nicoll, Secretary 
Edmond E. Hammond 



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REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



PRINCIPAL FUND 



Year Ending December 31, 1957 



January 1, 1957 

Cash in Banks 

Real Estate Mortgages 

Bonds at Book Value 



$26,721+. 65 

20,255.97 
30,019.38 



$77,000.00 



December 31, 1957 
Cash in Banks 
Real Estate Mortgages 
Bonds at Book Value 



$28,137.51 
18,81+3.11 
30,019.38 $77,000.00 



INCOME ACCOUNT 

January 1, 1957 

Cash on Hand ! 

Interest and Dividends Rec'd. 
Refunds and Allowances 



6,931.07 

2,525.61 

67.90 



$ 9,524.58 



Expenditures 

Safe Deposit Box 
Treasurer* s Bond 
E. E. Hammond - Salary- 
Expenditures for Punchard 
Library, Commercial Dept., 
Manual Training Dept., 
Transportation, etc. 

December 31, 1957 - Cash on Hand 



22.00 

25.00 

200.00 



1,221.54 

8,056.04 



$ 9,524.58 



119 



GOLDSMITH FUND 



Jan, 1, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $ 337. 2k 

Interest Received 10.19 



3U7.U3 
Prizes Awarded 10.00 



Dec. 31, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $ 337. U3 



DRAPER FUND 

Jan. 1, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $1,567.56 

Interest Received I4.6.78 



1 9 61U.3I|. 

Scholarship Awarded ij.0.00 



Dec. 31, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $1,57^3U 



BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $ 30.60 

Dividends Received ij.0.00 

Interest Received .30 



70.90 
Prizes Awarded lj.0.00 



Dec. 31, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $ 30.90 



CHAPIN FUND 

Jan. 1, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $2,26k*kk 

Interest Received 67.53 



2,331.97 
Scholarship Awarded 60.00 



Dec. 31, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $2,271.97 



120 



RESERVE FUND 



Jan. 1, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $1+, 31+6.69 

Interest Received 131. 36 



Dec. 31, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $1|, 1+78.05 



HENRY WARREN BARNARD & 
MABEL PARADISE BARNARD FUND 



Jan. 1, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $1,114.3.91 

Interest Received 31»U9 



Expenditures 101 



1,175.^0 



Dec. 31, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $1, 073.73 



ELIZABETH T. GUTTERSON -SCHOLARSHIP 

Jan. 1, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $1,033-35 

Interest Received 30.77 



1,061;. 12 
Scholarship Awarded 30.00 



Dec. 31, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $1,03U.12 



M. E. GUTTERSON BOTANY PRIZES 

Jan. 1, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $ 319. 3k 

Interest Received 9.1+9 



328.83 
Prizes Awarded 8.00 



Dec. 31, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $ 320. 83 



121 



ALICE M. BELL FUND 



Jan. 1, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $1,060.07 

Interest Received 31*5& 



1,091.65 
Scholarship Awarded 30.00 



Dec. 31, 1957 Cash in Savings Bank $1,061.65 



Respectfully submitted, 



Harry Se liars 
Treasurer 



This is to certify that the securities belonging to the 
Trustees of Punchard Free School and the income accruing 
therefrom have been checked and found to be correct. 

The remaining items in the above account are examined 
by the Town Accountant. 






Fred W. Doyle 
C. Carle ton Kimball 
Arthur W. Cole 
Edmond E. Hammond 



122 



Report of 
Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 

Cash January 1, 1957 $ 2,313.39 

Income from Investments 1, 651.16 

Balance from Andover Evening Study Program 200.00 

$5*000 Bangor & Arrostook i| l/2s CALLED 5,175.65 

Collection of $1|2M "G w Bonds 1*2,398.00 

H. Futterman Fund 115.00 



Purchase 

5M Niagara Mohawk Pwr. I4. 5/8ths 1972 
10M Douglas Aircraft lj.s 
5M Sperry Rand 5 1/2 s 
5M General Telephone l\. 1/2 s 
5M El Paso Natural Gas 5 lAs 
100M shs. United Aircraft Iffi Pfd. 

Registry of Probate 

Town of Andover Budget Deficiency 

Film Rental 

Lantern Slides 

Safe Deposit Box 

Surety Bond 

C. A. Hill & Co. Electric Doors 

I. Asinov Speaker 



Balance December 31, 1957 





$51,853.20 


1972 


$ 5,303.21 


1977 


10,576.91* 


1982 


5,05i|.31 


1977 


5,273.13 


1977 


5,269.27 




9, 391*. 35 




15.50 




3,150.00 




12.70 




1*9.00 




12.50 




25.00 




22*7.89 




25.00 




$1*2*,1*08.80 




7,1*1*1*.1*0 




$51,853.20 



Leo F. Daley 
Treasurer 



123 



JOHN CORNELL WOOD AND COAL FUND 



Principal Fund 



Andover Savings Bank, Andover #13259 

Essex Savings Bank, Lawrence #82865 

Broadway Savings Bank, Lawrence #13U05 

City Inst. Savings Bank, Lowell #69782 

The Central Savings Bank, Lowell #21760 



$1,000.00 
1, 000,00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 



Receipts 



$5,000,00 



Balance on hand, January 1, 1957 
Interest received during 1957 



♦1,205.1*6 
153.75 



,359.21 



January 17, 1957 
January 25, 1957 



Expenditures 



Cross Coal Co. 
Cross Coal Co. 



15.50 
30.75 



$ 1|6.25 



Balance on hand January 1, 1958 



,312.96 



Respectfully submitted, 

Edward P. Hall, Chairman 
Fred E. Che ever, Treasurer 
Arthur W. Cole 



124 



Treasurer's Report 

Receipts and payments for the year were as follows: 

Balance January 1, 1957 $1,764,307.57 
Receipts 4.130.554.77 

#5, 894, 842.34 
Payments 4.345.460.08 

Balance December 31, 1957 $1, 549,382.26 



Of the above receipts $800,000 represents money borrowed 
for the South Elementary School and $252,000 for water. 

Disbursements were in accordance with 134 Selectmen's 
Warrants. About 27700 checks were issued, an increase of 
3400 over 1956. Three checking accounts are now used, one 
for payroll, one for benefit payments end one for accounts 
payable. 

Included in the above totals were $158,946.21 tax with- 
holdings from the salaries of 455 persons. Payroll de- 
ductions for the purchase of United States Savings Bonds 
amounted to $6485-42, United Fund Contributions $760.91, 
Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Dues $20,196.65, Payroll Savings 
from Teachers 1 Salaries $29, 311 . 25, Retirement for Teachers 
$27,139.67," Retirement for Municipal Employees $30,297.07. 

Also included in the above receipts are Parking Meter 
Collections of $11,098.10 and Tax Title Redemptions of 
$894.50. 

Surplus Funds invested in United States Treasury Bills 
and Certificates of Deposit earned $12,735.23. 

143 applications to foreclose tax titles on land of low 
value were prepared and filed with the Commissioner of 
Corporations and Taxation. 

Cemetery perpetual care and other trust funds, as well as 
those of the Retirement Board, all in the Treasurer's cus- 
today, are listed on other pages of this report. 

Again my sincere thanks to all who in any way gave assist 

ance to or cooperated with me in the operation of my de- 
partment • 

Respectfully submitted, 

ANNA M. GREELEY, Treasurer 



125 



Town Debt 

AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 1958 
DETAIL OF PAYMENTS BY YEARS 



Xear Elemen- High 


Vest 


South 


Water 


Totals 


tary School 


School 


School 






Schools 










li% 2.20# 


2.205? 


3.40# 


3.00g 





1958 $55,000 $105,000 $30,000 $40,000 $22,000 $ 252,000. 

1959 55,000 105,000 30,000 40,000 20,000 250,000. 

1960 55,000 105,000 30,000 40,000 20,000 250,000. 

1961 55,000 105,000 25,000 40,000 20,000 245,000. 

1962 50,000 105,000 40,000 20,000 215,000. 

1963 50,000 105,000 40,000 15,000 210,000. 

1964 50,000 105,000 40,000 15,000 210,000. 

1965 50,000 100,000 40,000 15,000 205,000. 

1966 50,000 100,000 40,000 15,000 205,000. 

1967 100,000 40,000 15,000 155,000. 

1968 100,000 40,000 15,000 155,000. 

1969 100,000 40,000 15,000 155,000. 

1970 100,000 40,000 15,000 155,000. 

1971 100,000 40,000 15,000 155,000. 

1972 100,000 40,000 15,000 155,000. 

1973 100,000 40,000 140,000. 

1974 100,000 40,000 140,000. 

1975 95,000 40,000 135,000. 

1976 5,000 40,000 45,000. 

1977 _ , 40,000 40.000. 

$470,000 fl^BJROro ?115,000 $800,000 ? 252, 000 $3, 472, 000. 

$150,000. Water Drainage bonds have been authorized but 
not Issued. 



126 



Report of Tax Collector 



POLL TAXES 



Year Collected Abated 

1957 1957 

1957 $ 8,2714-. 00 *# 1,298.00 
*0f this amount: 

Abatements to Men over 65 years $906.00 
Abatements to Men In Armed Services 214.6.00 



Outstanding 
Jan. 1, 1958 
$ 16.00 



FARM ANIMAL EXCISE 



Year 
1957 



Collected 


Abated 


Outstanding 


1957 


1957 


Jan. 1, 1958 


I4.i7.l6 


None 


$ 5^.38 



PERSONAL TAXES 



Year 

1955 
1956 

1957 



Collected 


Abated 


Outstanding 


1957 


1957 


Jan. 1, 1958 


221.. 93 


N Q ne 


None 


2,918.79 


} 768.00 


§ 1,189.50 


167A61.31 


l4.,2i|4.80 


l|,l4.62.^0 



REAL ESTATE TAXES 



Year Collected 

1957 

1956 § l±5,300.3l4- 

1957 1,384,178.22 
««0f this amount: 

Veterans T Exemptions 



Abated 

1957 
* 886.50 
**37,325.76 



Outstanding 
Jan. 1, 1958 
None 
$ 55,160.12 



$26,014-3.20 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE 



Year 

1956 
1957 



Collected 

1957 
kl, 295.58 
183,735.07 



Abated 
1957 
$ k, 5^9,99 
16,823.52 



Outstanding 
Jan. 1, 1958 
$ 1,614.5.77 
27,077.11 



127 



MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIONS 
Water (Apportioned Assessments) $ 21^.39 

Water Liens 3,37i{-o7i| 

Water Betterments 2,211,16 

Sewer Assessments 8,9lj-5o03 

Sewer Assessments Paid in Advance 202*98 

Committed Interest 1,681,89 

Interest 1,701.12 






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Number of Polls assessed k,778 
Number of Persons assessed l+,6>95 
Valuation - personal prop $ 2,7kk,608.00 
Valuation -real estate 23,012,650.00 



"$25,757,258.00 



Tax on Polls 

Tax on personal prop. 

Tax on real estate 



9,556.00 

175. 651*. 91 
1,1+72,809.60 



$ 1,658,020.51 



Apportioned Sewer 
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Committed interest 
Water Liens added to taxes 

ABATEMENTS 

Poll taxes 

Personal Prop. 

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Rate of taxation per $1,000 - 

Valuation - Farm Animal 

Tax- Farm Animal 

Rate of Taxation per $1,000 - $5.00 



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1,735.72 

2k. 39 

8.19 

3,061.03 

1,298.00 

5,012,80 

38,212.26 

93.0k 

$61+. 00 



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Yearlings, Bulls & Heifers 

Swine 

Sheep 

Fowl 

All others 
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No. of dwellings assessed 



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No. of vehicles assessed 

Assessed valuation 

Excise 

Abatements 

Rate per $1,000 -$57.10 



6,5k9 

$1+, 183,1+89. 00 

222,130.65 

16,823.52 



130 



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Number of persons assessed 

(real & personal ) 
Valuation - personal prop. 
Valuation - real estate 
Valuation - Farm animal 



13 
7 

$3,500 
8,600 
6,000 



Tax on Polls $26.00 

Tax on personal proo. 256.00 

Tax on real estate 550.14.0 

Tax on farm animals 30.00 

Number of acres assessed 10.25a± 



Real Estate 

Clause 1 
Clause 



Exempt from Taxation - Chap 59, 
- Property of United States 
2 - Property of Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts 
Clause 3 - Property of Education Corp. 
Property of Charitable Corp. 
Property of Benevolent Corp. 
Clause 11- Houses of Religious Worship 

Parsonages 
Clause 12- Cemeteries 
Andover Housing Authority 
Number of Acres exempt 2,128.71a± 
Land of Low Value 37»30± acres 



Section 5 
$ 89,000 

68, W0 
k, 701^,825 

16,775 
19,200 

191^,825 
36,850 

77,175 
100,300 

2,225 



Respectfully submitted, 



Sidney P. White, Chairman 
Stafford A. Lindsay 
William V. Emmons 



131 



MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AND PUBLIC 
IMPROVEMENTS 





Land ana 


Equip. & 


Total 




Buildings 


other "Prop. 




Town Hall 


$ 115,900 


* 15,150 


$ 131,050 


Shaw Property 


12,000 




12,000 


Fire Department 


89,100 


60,000 


114-9,100 


Police Department 


600 


4,000 


4,600 


Schools 


3,216,750 


117,000 


3,333,750 


Library 


212,000 


14.0,000 


252,000 


Water Department 


176,075 


1,430,030 


1,606,105 


Sewer Department 


13,200 


778,095 


791,295 


Highway Department 


26,200 


87,000 


113,200 


Parks & Playgrounds 


70,300 


6,200 


76,500 


Tree & Moth Departments 




12,000 


12,000 


Infirmary 


80,300 


1,500 


81,800 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


36,250 


1,125 


37,375 


Weights & Measures 




350 


350 


Town Scales 




500 


500 


Old School Houses 


14-7,750 




47 , 750 


Punchard School Fund 




86,036 


86,036 


Memorial Hall Invest. Funds 




88,953 


88,953 


Pomps "°ond Bathing Beach 


7,500 


300 


7,800 


Beacon & Lowell Sts - Land 


1,000 




1,000 


Burnham Road - Land 


2,500 




2,500 


Indian Ridge - Land 


1,000 




1,000 


Rear - Red Spring Rd, 


400 




400 


Woodland- West District 


275 




275 


Carmel Woods - Land 


12,000 




12,000 


Main & Dwight Sts - Land 


5,000' 




5,000 


Public Dump Site - Land 


2,800 




2,800 


Tax Title Possessions 


3,075 




3,075 


TOTALS J 


a*, 131, 975 


*2,72B,23$ 


£6 ,860,514 



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Board of Public Welfare 

The Board of Public Welfare submits the following report for the 
year 1957. 

Under the Old Age Assistance program, we added twenty cases to 
our rolls and dropped twenty-nine. We had twenty-eight applications, 
eight of which were found to be ineligible. On January 1, 1957 $ we 
had one hundred and thirty-one cases, but at the close of the year, 
we had only one hundred and twenty-two. During the year, the State 
Department of Public Welfare ordered mandatory increases of about 
sixteen per cent in all assistance budgets, which will increase the 
cost in 1958. Most of the increases were effective September first, 
but we had sufficient money left in our 1957 appropriation to take 
care of them. On October first, we took over six cases at the Town 
Infirmary, which is now operating as a boarding home for aged people. 
These cases can now be handled under Old Age Assistance at a saving 
to the town of over $9,000 per year. In 1936, the average monthly 
cost per case in this category was $23.30, while in 1958, it will be 
approximately $83*60. 

In the Aid to Dependent Children category, we were aiding only 
four cases at the end of 1957, the smallest case load since 1932. 
As a result we will be able to decrease our appropriation for 1958. 

While we are only aiding four cases at the end of 1957# under 
the Disability Assistance program, one case is a very expensive one. 
We will, however, be able to reduce our appropriation in 1958. 

General Relief has been quite light during 1957, but in Novem- 
ber there was some unemployment, which may affect our 1958 budgets. 

Our total appropriation for all forms of public assistance, 
other than veterans 1 aid, will be $98,lliO, but the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts will return about $56,000, which will go into Free 
Cash. 

We wish, at this tine, to thank all citizens and private 
organizations who have assisted our department, and contributed to 
the welfare of our citizens. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sidney P. White, Chairman 

Stafford A. Lindsay 

William V. Emmons 



Arthur W. Cole, Welfare Agent 

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Report of Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 

The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit their 
Annual Report for the year of 1957* 

During the year we had 66 interments and sold 19 lots, 
all of which are under perpetual care. From the sale of 
these lots and from 7 perpetual care contracts secured on 
old lots we turned over to the Town Treasurer $3773» 
These moneys are deposited by the Treasurer in a special 
fund, now amounting to §126,078, and the income from this 
is used to reduce the cost to the Town of operating the 
Cemetery, The income from these funds amounted to 
$31+20.28 in 1957. 

A total of $3^4-31 .ij-2 was received from the sale of lots, 
interments, sale of vaults, care of lots, monument found- 
ations and other services furnished by the Cemetery. The 
general income and the investment income totalled ^6852.85 
that was returned to the Town this year. Because of this, 
although $21269 was appropriated at the Town Meeting, the 
actual cost .of operating the Cemetery to the Town was 
$Hj.,l|l6. We do not believe it is generally realized that 
80% of our appropriation goes for the payment of wages. 

During the year we added 588 feet to our hard-surfaced 
roads. We now have a year-round usable road circling the 
Cemetery with connections to both entrances. Many of 
these roads had quite steep slopes and the reduction in 
maintenance costs from washouts on them is noticeable. 
We plan to have future extensions of this type, mainly on 
the steepest grades to continue this cost reduction.. The 
new road across the railroad uniting the two sides of the 
Cemetery is nearly completed and is now in use. We plan 
next year to open a connecting road into our Plate Section 
so this also will be accessible on a hard surfaced road. 
The walls of the addition to the garage have been erected 
and we hope to complete this in 1957* Half of the brook 
going through the east side had to be put in pipe because 
of the collapsing of the retaining walls and we plan to 
complete the remainder of this during the coming year. 

Fred E. Cheever, Chairman 
Albert E. Curtis, Secretary 
Malcolm E. Lundgren 
William D. Mclntyre 
Irving J. Whitcomb 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 



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Office of Veterans' Service 

As we submit this annual report on Veterans* Services 
and Rehabilitation, we come to the end of the first year 
under the new rules and regulations governing the Service- 
mens ! Indemnity and Social Security Benefits, During the 
year the income to local veterans and their dependents 
from outside sources, such as Compensation, Pension, Insu- 
rance, Retirement and Allotments amounted to $54*691.99 • 
Without these State and Federal monetary allowances, our 
local expenditures for direct aid to our needy veterans 
would have been greatly increased. 

The case load for the year covering only personal 
conferences, consultations and filing of applications of 
various forms was as follows: 

Allotments and Allowances-137, Bonus Applicat ions -Ijlj.* 
Burials-19> Compensations-lj.0, Employment- 39* Education and 
Job Training-l5o, Hospitalization-77, Housing-^, Insu- 
rance-37, Loans (VA)-l6, Medical and Dental-83, Photosta- 
tic Copies of Discharge Papers and other Records-659* 
Pensions-92, Social Securitv-ijJ., Vital Statistics-125 and 
Miscellaneous Categories-37o. 

Deaths during the year were Spanish War-1, World War 
One-12, World War Two-5 and Korean Campaign-1. 

The normal let down in employment during December was 
somewhat higher this year, which added new, but temporary, 
recipients to our rolls. Medical and hospital bills have 
steadily increased and will continue to do so each year, 
as the veterans 1 families increase and the veterans 1 pa- 
rents reach the age of 65 with insufficient income to meet 
the necessities of life. 

We wish to thank all local Veterans Organizations, 
the Red Cross Chapter, Andover Charitable Organizations 
and the Board of Selectmen for their understanding sympa- 
thy and ever ready cooperation to assist us in bringing 
relief and aid to our veterans and their dependents in 
need. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sydney P. White, Chairman 
Stafford A, Lindsay, Secretary 
Dr. William Emmons 

Francis P, Markey, Agent 
Office of Veterans Services 

135 



Ninth Annual Report of the 
Andover Housing Authority 



The Authority this year was confronted mostly with maintenance 
and repair problems and housing for the elderly. 

Repairs to concrete steps and asphalt walks, insulating around 
the' chimney in apartment 11, and to the heating plant were done this 
year. The problems ahead will be a heating survey, correction of 
steam escaping to vacum pumps, sewer line correction and replacement 
of storm doors. 

After a great deal of study given to housing for the elderly 
the Andover Housing Authority concluded that there was an apparent 
need for this type of housing. It was voted to insert appropriate 
articles in the Annual Town Warrant asking the town to approve 
the erection of a Project 667 in Andover. 

In the Chapter 200 Project, there are Fifty Six tenants and 
all apartments are occupied, with a substantial waiting list. 

There has been eleven families that moved from the Project 
and three that moved to larger apartments within the Project 
this year. 

The payment to the Town of Andover in lieu of taxes for the 
year 1957 was § 1,876.00. 

The members of the Andover Housing Authority as of December 
31, 1957 are as follows: 

George Noury, Chairman 

Roy A. Russell, Vice Chairman 

Thomas R. Wallace, Treasurer 

Thomas P. Eldred, Assistant Treasurer 

Edward D. Johnston, Assistant Secretary 

Ernest N. Hall, Executive Director and Secretary 

James E. Manning, Manager 

A balance-sheet and statement of operations for the period 
ending December 31 is attached. 

Respectfully Submitted 

Ernest N.Hall 
Executive Director 



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ANDOVER HOUSING AUTHORITY 

PROJECT 2QO-I 

BALANCE SHEET - December 31, 1957 

Assets 

Cash - Andover Savings Bank $ 7, $13. 13 

Cash - Essex Savings Bank 3*223.89 

Cash - Administration Fund lU,Uhl*.60 

Cash - Security Deposit Fund 920.00 

$ 26,101.62 

Accts. Receivable - Tenants 1$2.70 

Debt Service Fund - 2nd Bank - State St. Trust Co. 8,638.96 

Debt Service Trust Fund " " " n " 688.60 

Investments 10,000.00 
Investment- Debt Service Trust Fund - 2nd Bank — State 1.000.00 

Prepaid Insurance $27.09 

Development Costs $626,000.00 

Less; Devel. Cost Liquidation $3*000*00 $73*000.00 

Total Assets ft 620,108.?7 

Liabilities , Reserves , & Surplus 
Liabilities 

Income Tax Withholdings $ U8.07 

Pension Fund Deductions 17.00 

Accrued Pilot 11*0.00 

Matured Interst & Principal 11,291.26 

$ 11,1*96.33 
Tenants' Security Deposits 920.00 

Tenants' Prepaid Rents 171 .$0 

Bonds Authorized $626,000.00 

Less: Bonds Retired $3,000*00 $73*000.00 

Reserves 

Debt Service Reserve $11,UU8.01 

Unamortized Bond Prem. 1,688.60 

Reduction of Annual Contribution 99U.3$ 

Operating Reserve (See Schedule #2) 12,193.09 

26,32U.O$ 

Surplus - Current Year $ 8,197.09 

Total Liabilities , Reserves , & Surplus ^,620,108.97 



137 



Board of Appeals Report 

To the Board of Selectmen: 

The Board of Appeals under the Zoning By-Law of the 
Town of Andover has the following members: James S. East- 
ham, Chairman, term expiring May 1, 1958 J Edward P. Hall, 
Secretary, term expiring May 1, 19o0; and Alfred W # 
Puller, term expiring May 1, 1959 J and three associate 
members, Hugh Bullock, Leon A. Field and Walter C. Tom- 
linson, all of whose terms expire May 1, 1958. 

During the year 1957 $ the twenty-second year of the 
Zoning By-Law, the Board decided sixty cases as follows: 

Petition of Raymond A. Hoyer and Mary J. Hoyer, de- 
cided on January 25* for a variance to permit the opera- 
tion of a dog kennel on the northwest corner of Wildwood 
Road and the Andover By Pass # Denied (2 to 1) 

Petition of Herbert F. Rines, decided on January 25, 
for a variance to permit a subdivision of land on Smith 
Circle relocating lot lines on a recorded plan. Granted 

Petition of Andover Country Club, decided on March Ij., 
for a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel from 
land between the end of Canterbury Street and Beacon 
Street. Granted 

Petition of Board of Public Works, decided on March Ij., 
for a permit to remove sand and gravel from land on the 
west side of Haggett's Pond. Granted 

Petition of Hervey W. Croteau and Wilfred Croteau, 
decided on March ij., for permission to remove for sale 
sand and gravel from land at 180 Beacon Street. Granted 

Petition of Chester D. Abbott, decided on March 11, 
for permission to remove for sale sand and gravel from 
land east of the Boston & Maine Railroad tracks off 
Andover Street. Granted 

Petition of John L. Cyr, decided on March 11, for 
permission to remove for sale sand and gravel from 
property on the east side of Beacon Street next to the 
Lawrence -Andover town line. Granted 

Petition of John L. Cyr, decided on March 11, for 
permission to remove for sale sand and gravel from land 
on the west side of Woburn Street near the Andover - 
Wilmington town line. Denied 

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Petition of John L. Cyr, decided on March 11, for per- 
mission to remove for sale sand and gravel from property 
south of the intersection of Rattlesnake Hill Road and 
Old County Road near Foster^ Pond. Granted 

Petition of George R. Cairns and Loretta R. Cairns, 
decided on March 11, for a permit to remove for sale ex- 
cess materials consisting of sand and gravel from land 
west of the end of Cornell Avenue and Shawsheen Heights. 

Granted 

Petition of Chester D # Abbott, decided on March 11, 
for permission to remove for sale sand and gravel from 
land at 3 Andover Street. Denied 

Petition of Alexander H # Henderson, decided on March 
11, for permission to remove for sale sand and gravel 
from land north of Central Street. Granted 

Petition of James Bateson, Jr. and Mary K. Bateson, 
decided on March 11, for permission to remove for sale 
aand and gravel from land on the southwest side of Cutler 
Road and along Old County Road. Granted 

Petition of John F # Foster and William P. Foster, 
decided on March 11, for a permit to remove for sale sand 
and gravel from land south and in the rear of 96 Central 
Street. Granted 

Petition of Alcide J. LeGendre and Beatrice LeGendre, 
decided on March 11, for a variance to permit a sub- 
division of land at 136 Chestnut Street resulting in lots 
not having tiie required frontages and areas. Denied 

Petition of Albert G # Carlson and Gertrude A. Carlson, 
decided on March 11, for a permit to convert a single 
family residence at 11 Shawsheen Road into a two apart- 
ment house. Granted 

Petition of Hovsep Vartabedian and Baysar Vartabedian, 
decided on March 18, for a permit to remove for sale sand 
and gravel from land on the south side of Bellevue Road 
near Haggett's Pond. Granted 

Petition of Edna S. Grover and Dorothy M. Andrews, 
decided on March 18, for a variance to permit the opera- 
tion of an antique business at the southeast corner of 
Center and Tewksbury Streets. Granted 



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Petition of Joseph Cardella. and Rose M. Cardella, de- 
cided on March 18, for a permit to convert a one family 
house at 6 Punchard Avenue into a two family house. 

Granted 

Petition of Ralph A # Kimball and Armand J # Ratte, de- 
cided on March 18, for a permit to remove for sale sand, 
gravel and loam from land on the west side of Argilla 
Road. Granted 

Petition of Sarkis Krikorian, decided on April 15, for 
a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel from property 
on the southwest side of Gleason Street. Granted 

Petition of Roger C. Davideit, decided on April 15>, 
for a variance to permit the removal of a home onto a 
parcel of land between the present location of High Plain 
Road and the new location of State Highway Route 28; 

Granted 

Petition of Frederick 0. Davideit, decided on April 22, 
for a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel from land 
on High Plain Road east of the new location of State 
Highway Route 28. Granted 

Petition of Arthur Tlsbert, Jr. and Olivine Tisbert, 
decided on April 22, for a permit to remove for sale sand 
and gravel west of Greenwood Road on both sides of the 
new location of State Highway Route 28. Granted 

Petition of Henry Bailey Estate, decided on April 22 9 
for a permit*" to remove for sale sand and gravel from land 
west of Greenwood Road on both sides of the new location 
of State Highway Route 28. Granted 

Petition of Sarkis Krikorian, decided on April 22, for 
a permit to remove for sale sand and gravel from property 
on the southwest corner of the intersection of Gleason 
Street and High Plain Road. Granted 

Petition of Fred E. Cheever, decided on April 29, fbr 
a variance to permit a subdivision of land on the north 
side of Summer Street resulting in a lot with less than 
the required area. Granted 

Petition of Robert Van Coppenolle, decided on April 
29, for a permit to remove for sale loam from property at 
90 North Street. Granted 



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Petition of Peter B. Olney, Jr. and Elinor P. Olney, 
decided on May 13, for a permit to convert a garage with 
a single family dwelling at 79 Shawsheen Road into a five- 
room apartment and a two -s tall garage . Denied 

Petition of Development Corporation of Andover decided 
on June 3, for a permit to remove for sale aand and gravel 
from land located on Gleason Street, High Plain Road and 
Greenwood Road. Grant ed 

Petition of Martin Cornel and Lorraine S # Cornel, de- 
elded on June 3, for a variance to permit the location of 
a single family dwelling on a lot off Salem Street with no 
frontage on any street. Denied 

Petition of Lawrence Construction Company, decided on 
June 3, for permission to remove for sale gravel and fill 
from property in the area northeast of the junction of 
Lowell and Lincoln Streets. Granted 

Petition of Augustine J. Connolly and Helen M. Connolly 
decided on June 3* for a variance to permit extension of 
the side porch of their residence at 2$ Avon Street to a 
point 8 feet from the lot line. Denied 

Petition of William R # Thomas, Jr. and Dolores J. 
Thomas, decided on June 3, for a variance to permit a re- 
location of the west boundary line of a lot on the south 
side of Rocky Hill Road. " Granted 

Petition of The Lanam Club, Inc., decided on June 10, 
for permission to maintain a private club at 260 Main 
Street. Granted 

Petition of Francis P. Viera and Juanita M. Viera, de- 
cided on July 29, for permission to erect a private green- 
house across the street from 119 Andover Street. Granted 

Petition of Richard C. Simmers, decided on July 29, for 
a permit to subdivide property at 93-95 North Main Street 
into two lots with less than the required areas and 
frontages. Granted 

Petition of Herbert P. Rines, decided on July 29, for a 
variance to permit a further subdivision of land on Smith- 
shire Estates. Granted 

Petition of Merrimack Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 
decided on July 29, for a variance to permit the parking 
of automobiles on vacant land on the easterly side of 

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North Main Street • Denied 

Petition of Colombo & Sons Creamery Association, Inc. 
decided on August 19, for permission to construct a small 
addition to its dairy at 99 Argilla Road. Granted 

Petition of Allen T. Perry and Norma A. Perry, decided 
on August 19, for a permit to convert a single residence 
on Ballardvale Road into a two-apartment house. Denied 

Petition of The Wardens and Vestry of Christ Church, 
decided on August 19, for a permit to convert a single 
family residence at 25 Central Street into a two^apart- 
ment house. Granted 

Petition of Andover JEM Realty Corporation, decided 
on August 19, for a variance to add a porch, breezeway 
and garage to a residence on the northeasterly side of 
Brown Street to a point nearer than 50 feet to the street 
line. Granted 

Petition of Caroline Peterof, decided on September 5>, 
for a variance to permit the removal of her home to a 
lot on the north side of Chandler Road with less than the 
required frontage. Granted 

Petition of Frederick 0. Davideit, decided on Septem- 
ber 5, for a variance to permit a subdivision of property 
on the north side of High Plain Road resulting in a lot 
with less than the required frontage. Granted 

Petition of Ernest Couture, decided on September 5, 
for a variance to permit the operation of a gasoline 
service station at 128 Lowell Street. Denied 

Petition of James Bateson, Jr. and Mary K # Bateson, 
decided on September 16, for permission to erect a five- 
stall garage for business purposes on property at 221 
Argilla Road. Denied (2 to 1) 

Petition of Doris Bacon, decided on September 16, for 
a permit to erect a modern gasoline service station on 
the southwest corner of South Main Street and Rattle- 
snake Hill Road in substitution for an existing station. 

Granted 

Petition of De Jon Realty Trust, decided on September 
16, for a permit to remove for sale loam, sand, gravel, 
quarried stone and other materials from land north of 
Andover Street. Denied 

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Petition of Board of Public Works, decided on Septem~ 
ber 16, for a permit to remove sand and gravel from land 
owned by the T wn of Andover on the west side of Red 
Spring Road # Granted 

Petition of Teresa R. Gleason, decided on September 16, 
for a variance to permit a subdivision of land on the 
east side of Woodland Road resulting in a lot with less 
than the required, frontage* Granted 

Petition of Carmelo Cultrera and Josephine Cultrera, 
decided on September 16, for permission to build a single- 
stall garage at the corner of Woodcliff Road and Rock 
Ridge Road ten feet from the lot line* Granted 

Petition of Robert B. Sawyer, decided on November 18, 
for a permit to convert a lodging house at i\. Locke Street 
into an apartment house # Grant ed 

Petition of Munro Leaf, decided on December 9, for a 
variance to permit the building of a single family resi- 
dence with private garage on a lot of land on the north 
side of Salem Street with less than the required frontage. 

Granted 

Petition of W. Verne Porter, decided on December 9# 
for a variance to permit a subdivision of land at 139 
Chestnut Street resulting in lots with less than the re- 
quired frontages* Denied 

Petition of Joseph E # Burns and Eleanor M # Burns, de- 
cided on December 9, for permission to build a breezeway 
and single-stall garage at the corner of Brookfield Road 
and Fox Hill Road nearer than 20 feet to the street line. 

Granted 

Petition of Fred McCollum, decided on December 9, for 
a variance to permit a subdivision of land on the east 
side of Lincoln Street resulting in a lot with less than 
the required frontage and area. Granted 

Petition of William F. D'Annolfo, decided on December 
16, for a variance to permit the moving of two boundary 
lines of two lots of an existing subdivision of land on 
the east side of South Main Street and approximately I4.OO 
to 500 feet south of the intersection of Rocky Hill Road 
and South Main Street. Granted 



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I 



Petition of Richard D. Lindsay, decided on December 
17, for a modification of the restrictions imposed by the 
Board of Appeals in its decision of March 12, 1956, 
granting a permit to maintain an animal hospital on the 
north side of Lowell Street near Cutler Road. Granted 

Petition of George F. Dufton and Virginia R. Dufton, 
decided on December 17, for a permit to add an 8 -apartment 
building to an apartment house at 7 Argyle Street. Denied 



Respectfully submitted, 

James S. Eastham, Chairman 
Edward P. Hall, Secretary 
Alfred W. Puller 



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Planning Board Report 



During 1957, the Planning Board considered a total 
of 10 subdivision plans; preliminary plans showed a total 
of 108 house lots at this first stage. 

Definitive subdivision plans numbered 9 and showed a 
total of 86 house lots. The Planning Board approved 
these 9 plans, with restrictions, to be lifted only when 
adequate bond is posted or until the utilities are com- 
pleted to the satisfaction of the Board as provided by 
law. The house lots, broken down by precinct are as 
follows : 



PRECINCT 


NO. 


OF LOTS 


1 . . 




8 


2 . , 




a 


J :: 




9 
22 


5 . . 




—— 


6 . , 







Total 86 

One preliminary plan, containing 22 house lots, 
(Precinct h) never reached the definitive stage. 

The Planning Board signed 60 plans "believed not to 
require the approval of the Planning Board 11 i.e. plans of 
lots on accepted streets or changes in existing lots. 
Of the sixty plans signed, 2h plans were involved as 
follows: 

Perimeter plans 

Landtaking plans 

Re-location plans 

Landcourt plans 

Lot line changes 



7 
2 

5 
6 

2*T 



The remaining 36 plans contained house lots broken 
down by precinct as follows: 



PRECINCT 



NO. OF LOTS 



1 . . 


. . 2 


2 . . 


. . 2 


} • • 


. . 2 


h . . 


. . 32 


5 . . 


. . 8 


6 . . 


. . 2h 



Total 



70 



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The number of new lots approved for building purposes 
in the year 1957, totalled 156, 

There were 117 building permits signed by the Plan- 
ning Board in 1957. 

The Board held a total of 12 public hearings; nine 
for subdivisions and three for zoning changes. In Feb- 
ruary, 1957, at the request of the Board of Selectmen, 
the Planning Board held a hearing for amending the 
article concerning "gravel pits". 

On September 10th, 1957, public hearings were held 
for the zoning changes that were to appear in the warrant 
of the Special Town Meeting, September 16th, 1957* These 
articles were withdrawn by the Board. 

At their meeting of October 23rd, 1957, the Planning 
Board unanimously adopted the suggestion to hold informal 
regional hearings to help the citizens understand the 
reasoning and need behind the re-zoning of certain areas. 
Hearings were then scheduled to take place in different 
parts of town; the first in West Andover on November 26th, 
the second in Ballardvale on December 11th and the final 
one taking place in the Central Auditorium on January 8th, 
1958 • From the many suggestions and comments compiled 
from the notes taken from these meetings, the Planning 
Board was guided in preparing their final articles for 
the forthcoming town meeting. 

The Planning Board has met with the Industrial 
Committee, School Committee, Board of Trade and the 
Board of Selectmen to discuss their various problems and 
to lend assistance whenever required. 

A large 6 x 12 foot map of the town, showing all 
streets, subdivisions, utilities, ponds, swamp areas, 
waterways and all other major features of the town has 
been ordered and is in preparation. Upon completion, this 
map will be posted in the Planning Board office for the 
use of the Board members and the public. 

The contract between the Town of Andover and the 
Planning & Renewal Associates, under the Urban Renewal 
Plan, terminated, July 1st, 1957 • The Proposed General 
Plan for the town has been abridged in booklet form so 
that the residents of the town may read and foresee some 
of the long range planning so necessary for the preserva- 



146 



tion of Andover as the attractive town it now is. The 
need for public interest and concern becomes evident as 
the report unfolds the problems that must be faced and 
the many obstacles to be overcome as Andover continues to 
expand. 

Anyone wishing further detailed information may call 
at the Planning Board office and view the detailed maps 
and documents that are available to the public at all 
times. 

Mr. Preble continued his service to the Board as its 
engineer. 

Mr. Lee E. Noyes, elected Chairman of the Board, 
both in 1956 and 19 57 > informed the members that he would 
not seek re-election. 

Mr. John N. Cole, 2nd was elected to the Planning 
Board in March, 1957 for a five year term. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Lee E. Noyes 
Virginia H. Hammond 
Donald S. Thompson 
Fredric S. O f Brien 
John N. Cole, 2nd 



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Report of Recreation Committee 

PLAYGROUNDS 

The Central, Ballardvale, Indian Ridge, North Dis- 
trict and Shawsheen Playgrounds carried the usual program 
as in former years with The Annual Picnic at Canobie Lake 
and the Field Day at Central again being occasions of a 
nice get-to-gether of the children from all sections of 
town. The attendance on all the playgrounds showed a 
marked increase over former years. In 1958 we hope to re- 
open the West Center play area and the folks in the vicin- 
ity of Cuba Street have requested the razing of the Indian 
Ridge School, the bulldozing of the land and the erection 
of a small recreation building, similar to the one in Bal- 
lardvale. These requests will come before the next town 
meeting under special articles. The Indian Ridge Play- 
ground is now very poor and hazardous and we believe this 
area should have suitable and adequate recreational facil- 
ities. 

POMPS POND 

The enlarged water front and swimming beach with the 
new parking area were greatly appreciated by our citizens 
who visited this popular recreation center. The atten- 
dance this year was extraordinary and on one Sunday in 
July, by actual count, the attendance was over 2300. The 
extended beach front and the increased enrollment in wa- 
ter safety classes taxed our personnel to the limit and 
in 1958 we shall have to add one more full time and one 
more part time life guard to our personnel. Slides and 
swings have been provided for the little tots and a new 
merry-go-round will be installed for the coming season. 
Development will continue in the area behind the parking 
lot, where we hope to have a very large picnic area in the 
not too distant future. For the first time stickers were 
issued to all And over residents desiring them and the 
beach was restricted to Andover People only. The stickers 
were obtained by application at the Police Station and 
over 1800 were issued. This innovation proved to be a 
wise and successful move. The work involved was tremen- 
dous and this was gladly assumed by the Police Department 
Personnel, whom we most sincerely commend for the excel- 
lent job in the distribution of these stickers. We plan 
to use the same system this year. The number of young- 
sters enrolled in various classes of water safety sur- 
passed 300 and this number will be increased for the 
coming season. 



148 






SPECIAL ACTIVITIES 



We provide for skating only in Ballard vale as we 
have no other suitable area to flood. There were about 
three weeks of skating during the year, broken Into Inter- 
vals of two or three days at one time. 

Every year representatives from all sections of the 
town are called in to make plans for the Annual Halloween 
Parties. This year the folks in Ballardvale, North Dis- 
trict and at Central requested parties. Other sections 
did not wish for parties in their respective areas. 

The Easter Candy Hunt, now an Andover tradition, was 
the same fast but furious scramble, very enjoyable, even 
though of short duration. 

We extend our sincere thanks to the following organ- 
izations for their generous support in making these par- 
ties successful: Police Department, Andover Boosters As- 
sociation, Andover Teachers Association, Disabled Ameri- 
can Veterans 1 Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxili- 
ary and the Central Parent-Teachers Association. Our deep 
appreciation, also, goes forth to the Police Department, 
the Fire Department, the Board of Selectmen, the Board of 
Health, the Board of Public Works and to our recreation 
supervisors and instructors for their ever willing and 
ready spirit of cooperation which made it possible for us 
to have one of the best and most successful programs in 
many years. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. Gleynn Yeaton, Jr. Chairman 

James D. Doherty 

Durwood W. Moody 

Walter Pearson 

Francis P. Markey, Secretary 



149 



Report of Personnel Board 

The Personnel Board established under the provision 
of Article 24 of the 1957 Town meeting worked actively 
during the "past year to prepare a Wage and Salary Classi- 
fication and Compensation Plan for presentation to and 
approval by the Board of Selectmen and the 1958 Annual 
Town Meeting. 

In October, the Personnel Board selected the Boston 
firm of Charles M. Evans and Associates to assist in the 
preparation of the detailed plan. The consultants began 
their work immediately operating under policy directives 
of the Personnel Board. Joint recommendations of the 
Personnel Board and its consultants are contained in the 
proposed Personnel By-law as a part of this report. 

Throughout the year meetings have been held with the 
Board of Selectmen, the Trustees of Memorial Hall Library, 
the School Committee, the Board of Health, Finance Com- 
mittee and other interested groups. Discussions have 
also been conducted with officers and members of the Town 
Employees Association. 

The Personnel Board believes that the Classification 
and Compensation Plan recommended for adoption would 
eliminate inequities in wages within the Town of Andover 
and would place the general level of salaries on the 
same basis as those in comparable Massachusetts munici- 
palities and local business and industry. The resulting 
increase in cost is felt to be moderate and within the 
ability of the Town to support. Flexibility in dealing 
with future problems is an important feature of the 
proposed By-law. 

In the fringe benefit area, primary emphasis has 
been placed on standardizing personnel practices, codify- 
ing current policies wherever possible. Beyond suggest- 
ing a third week f s vacation for fifteen year's service in 
certain classifications, and providing paid holidays for 
the Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments, current 
practices were not disturbed to any important extent. The 
Personnel Board believes that changes in 1958 should be 
concentrated on the salary structure and that improve- 
ments in fringe benefits, if advisable, should be analyzed 
for discussion at future Town Meetings. 






150 



The Board wishes to express its thanks to all who 
have cooperated with our Board in completing our assign- 
ment . 

Respectfully submitted, 

John C. Young, Chairman 
John S. Sullivan, Secretary 
Kenneth C. Bevan 
William A. Harnedy 
William Mackintosh 



151 



PROPOSED BYLAW 
Section 1. Classification and Compensation Plans 

a. The official classification and compensation 
plans for positions in the service of the Town of Andover 
except positions held by elected officials and positions 
under the jurisdiction of the School Committee shall con- 
sist of classes listed by titles and assigned to compensa- 
tion grades as set forth in the schedules appearing below. 

b. Upon formal vote of the School Committee with 
official notification thereof to the Personnel Board, non- 
professional positions in the School Department shall be 
included in the classification and compensation plans and 
as such shall be subject to the rules for the administra- 
tion of these plans. These nonprofessional positions 
shall remain subject to the administration of these plans 
until the School Committee rescinds its previous action in 
placing the positions in the classification and compensa- 
tion plans and formally notifies the Personnel Board of 
its action. 

Section 2. Occupational Groups 

Classes of positions shall be assigned to the follow- 
ing designated occupational groups: 

a. Administrative and Clerical 

Bookkeeping Machine Operator 

Civil Defense Director (Part-Time) 

Clerk and Stenographer 

Clerk and Typist 

Office Manager 

Parking Meter Teller (Part-Time)^ 

Public Health Nurse and Health Agent 

Senior Account Clerk 

Senior Clerk and Stenographer 

Senior Clerk and Typist 

Town Accountant 

Town Counsel (Part-Time) 

Veterans' Agent 

Welfare Agent 

b. Custodial 

Cleaner 

Custodian A 

Custodian B 

Supervisor of School Custodians 

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Domestic Service 

Cafeteria Helper (Part-Time) 

Cook-Manager A (Part-Time) 

Cook-Manager B (Part-Time) 

Cook-Manager C (Part-Time) 

Pastry Cook A (Part-Time) 

Pastry Cook B (Part-Time) 
School Lunch Director (Part-Time) 



d. Fire 



Deputy Fire Chief 

Fire Alarm Maintenance Man (Part-Time) 

Fire Captain - Call (Part-Time) 

Fire Chief 

Fire Fighter 

Fire Fighter - Call (Part-Time) 

Fire Lieutenant 

Signal Maintainer (Part-Time) 

Inspection 

Animal Inspector (Part-Time) 

Assessor's Engineer 

Building Inspector (Part-Time) 

Dog Officer (Part-Time) 

Milk Inspector (Part-Time) 

Plumbing and Sanitary Inspector (Part-Time) 

Sealer of Weights and Measures (Part-Time) 

Wire Inspector (Part-Time) 



f . Library 



Assistant Librarian 

Librarian 

Library Assistant I 

Library Assistant II 

Library Page (Part-Time) 

Professional Assistant 

Projectionist (Part-Time) 

School Librarian 

Supervisor of Children's Services 



g. Police 



Patrolman 

Police Chief 

Police Clerk 

Police Sergeant 

Police Utility Employee (Part-Time) 

Reserve Patrolman (Part-Time) 

School Traffic Supervisor (Part-Time) 



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h. Public Works 

Cemetery Laborer 

Cemetery Superintendent 

Chief Water Pumping Station Operator 

Heavy Motor Equipment Operator 

Highway and Parks Foreman 

Junior Engineering Aide 

Laborer 

Maintenance Man 

Motor Equipment Operator 

Motor Equipment Repairman 

Motor Equipment Repair Working Foreman 

Superintendent of Highways, Parks, Trees, 

and Garage 
Superintendent of Water and Sewers 
Tree Climber 

Tree Climber Working Foreman 
Water and Sewer Foreman 
Water Meter Reader 

Water Meter Repairman and Installer 
Water Pumping Station Operator 
Working Foreman 

Section 3. Titles of Positions 

No person shall be appointed, employed or paid as an 
employee in any position subject to the provisions of the 
classification and compensation plans under any title 
other than that of the position the duties of which are 
actually performed. The class title shall be the official 
title for all purposes having to do with the position and 
shall be used to designate the position in all payrolls, 
budget estimates and official reports. 

Section 4. Salary or Wage Rates Above Maximum 

Any salary or wage rate which was in effect on or 
before October 1, 1957 and which is above the maximum rate 
for the class, to which the position has been allocated, 
shall be deemed a personal rate and shall apply only to 
the incumbent. When such incumbent leaves the employ of 
the Town, or is transferred to another position or a new 
maximum rate higher than the personal rate is established, 
the personal rate shall disappear. No other employee 
assigned to, or hired for, such position shall advance be- 
yond the maximum rate of the compensation grade to which 
the class has been assigned. 

Section 5. Adjustment Policy 

a. Every employee in continuous full-time service of 

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the Town in permanent status occupying a position subject 
to the classification and compensation plans shall be 
eligible for consideration to advance to the next higher 
step until the maximum rate for his position is reached, 
pursuant to the following rules: 

(1) Annual Salary Schedule 

After one year at the minimum and each in- 
termediate step rate, reaching the maximum 
rate at the end of the fourth year. 

(2) Police-Fire Annual Salary Schedule 

(a) After one year at the minimum and 
each intermediate step rate for com- 
pensation grade PF-1, reaching the 
maximum rate at the end of the third 
year. 

(b) After one year at Step III for compen- 
sation grades PF-2, PF-3 and PF-4, 
reaching the maximum rate at the end 
of one year. 

(3) Hourly Wage Schedule 

After six months at the minimum rate and 
one year at each intermediate step rate, 
reaching the maximum rate at the end of 
three and one-half years. 

(4) Single-Rate Positions 

Employees occupying positions for which 
single rates have been established in the 
compensation plan shall not be eligible 
for step-rate increases. 

b. Employees occupying part-time positions in class- 
es assigned to rate ranges shall be eligible for consider- 
ation for increases on the same basis as provided for full 
time personnel. However, the total employment for such 
part-time employees must equal thirty weeks at the number 
of working hours specified for the occupational groups in 
which their respective positions are included. 

c. The increase is subject to the approval of .the 
employee's department head and the Personnel Board. Any 
employee denied such an increase by his department head 
shall have the right to appeal to the Personnel Board. The 
Board shall confer with both the employee and the depart - 

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merit head and is empowered to grant the employee the in- 
crement increase without the approval of the department 
head. 

d. Increases granted under the provisions of this 
section shall become effective on the first day of April 
or the first day of October following the eligibility de- 
termination. 

Section 6. Initial Adjustment of Salaries and Wages 

a. Upon the adoption of the classification and com- 
pensation plans by Town Meeting, salaries and wages in 
effect on or before October 1, 1957 shall be adjusted to 
the rates on the various schedules in the compensation 
plan determined by the prior service, as certified by the 
department head and approved by the Personnel Board, that 
incumbent employees have rendered in the positions they 
hold subject to the classification plan, subject to the 
following provisions: 

(1) If the amount of the adjustment increase 
is in excess of $400.00 (except to the 
minimum rate of the compensation grade) , 
the first year adjustment shall be limited 
to $400.00. 

(2) The balance of the initial adjustment de- 
termined by paragraph a of this section 
shall be paid to the eligible employee in 
the second year following adoption of the 
plans in addition to any further increment 
for which the employee is eligible during 
that year . 

b. Initial adjustments of salaries and wages deter- 
mined under this section shall take effect as of April 1, 
1958. 

Section 7. New Personnel 

The hiring rate shall be the minimum rate of the 
range of the class for which the new employee is hired 
except for single-rate classes or unless otherwise author- 
ized by the Personnel Board. 

Section 8. Transfers and Promotions 

a. When an employee is promoted to a higher-rated 
position, he shall enter it at the minimum rate of the 
range for the appropriate compensation grade or, if his 
existing rate is the same or higher than the minimum rate 

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of the new class, at the next step above his present rate 
He may also receive a one-step rate increase at the time 
if the department head recommends that qualifications and 
performance warrant it, and if the Personnel Board ap- 
proves. 

b. If an employee is transferred to a lower-rated 
position, he shall enter it at his rate in the position 
from which he is transferred. The salary or wage of such 
employee, however, shall be adjusted to the appropriate 
rate in the range for his new position within one year by 
such periodic adjustments as the Personnel Board shall de- 
termine • 

Section 9. Work Week 

The work week of employees occupying positions that 
require a full work week and that are subject to the 
classification and pay plans shall be as follows: 

a. Administrative and Clerical Groups - 37 2 hours. 

The respective department heads may reduce the 
work week to not under 35 hours for employees occupying 
these positions when the work load of the department so 
permits. 

b. Public Works and Custodial Groups - 45 hours. 

The respective department heads may reduce the 
work week to not under 40 hours for employees occupying 
these positions when the work load of the department so 
permits. 

c. Library Group - 38 hours. 

d . Police Department - 40 hours . 

e. Fire Department - 56 hours. 

f . Domestic Service Group - 40 hours . 

This work week may be reduced to not under 35 
hours for employees occupying these positions when the 
work load of the department so permits. 

g. Inspection Group - 40 hours. 

Section 10 . Pay for Overtime Work 

a. Overtime compensation shall be paid at the rate 
of time and one-half to eligible employees in the Public 

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Works and Custodial groups for hours worked in excess of 
forty-five in any work week. 

b. Overtime compensation shall be paid to employees 
in the uniformed forces of the police and fire depart- 
ments at straight time (weekly rate divided by the number 
of hours set forth in Section 9) for hours worked in 
excess of 

(1) Forty hours, Police Department 

(2) Fifty-six hours, Fire Department 

c. Any eligible employee rendering overtime service 
out of the compensation grade in which he is regularly 
employed shall receive: 

(1) Overtime compensation based on his regular 
salary or wage rate unless it is lower 
than the minimum of the grade in which 
overtime is served, in which case he shall 
be paid on the basis of the minimum rate 
of the grade in which service is rendered. 

(2) Overtime compensation based on his regular 
salary or wage unless it is higher than 
the maximum of the grade in which overtime 
is rendered, in which case he shall be 
paid on the basis of the maximum rate for 
the grade in which service is rendered. 

(3) Overtime compensation based on his regular 
salary or wage if the duties performed in 
the lower grade are essentially a part of 
the duties of the class to which the em- 
ployee's position has been allocated. 

d. Overtime shall not be paid to supervisory employ- 
ees whose duties include the authorization and approval of 
overtime for subordinates. 

e. Overtime shall not be paid to employees in the 
administrative and clerical, library, inspection, and 
domestic service groups who shall be entitled to compen- 
satory time off as the work load of the departments permit 
for time worked in excess of the work weeks designated in 
Section 9. 

Section 11 . Holidays 

a. Designated holidays shall be January 1, February 
22, April 19, May 30, July 4, Labor Day, October 12, 

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November 11, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. 

b. Every employee occupying a full-time position 
subject to the classification and compensation plans, or 
a part-time position subject to the. classification and 
pay plans that is paid on a weekly basis, or a part-time 
position under the jurisdiction of the School Committee 
that is subject to the classification and pay plans and 
who is paid for a full work week, shall be entitled to 
these designated holidays on the following terms: 

(1) Every employee who is paid on an hourly 
basis shall be paid one day f s pay at his 
regular straight-time rate for each desig- 
nated holiday falling on, or legally ob- 
served on, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 
Thursday or Friday or within the employee's 
designated work week. Such payment shall 
be based on the number of hours regularly 
worked by the employee on the day on which 
the designated holiday occurs. 

(2) Every employee who is not paid on an 
hourly basis shall be granted each desig- 
nated holiday without loss in pay. 

(3) School employees in part-time positions 
who work a full work week shall be en- 
titled to the benefits under paragraphs 
(1) and (2) only for those holidays that 
occur during their regular period of em- 
ployment . 

c. Payment under .the provisions of this section 
shall be made providing that the eligible employee shall 
have worked on the regularly scheduled work day next pre- 
ceding and shall have worked, or satisfactorily presented 
himself for work, on the regularly scheduled work day 
next following each legally observed holiday. 

d. Any employee who performs work on a legally ob- 
served holiday shall be paid at the same rate established 
for the regular work day on which such holiday occurs in 
addition to the amount he would be entitled to receive 
under the preceding provisions of this section unless 
such work is performed during a tour of duty which began 
on the day preceding such holiday. 

e. Any employee who, because of a rotation of 
shifts, works different days in successive weeks shall be 
granted, in each year in which the number of holidays 
falling on his regular days off is in excess of the num- 

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ber of holidays in that year falling on Saturday, addition- 
al days off equal to the excess. 

Section 12. Sick Leave 

a. Every employee occupying a full-time position 
subject to the classification and compensation plans or a 
part-time position in which the employee has worked a 
total of at least 30 weeks at the regular work week for 
his occupational group shall be allowed by the head of 
his department sick leave with pay for a period of 15 days 
during each calendar year, provided said leave is caused 
by sickness or injury, exposure to contagious disease, or 
on account of serious illness or death of members of the 
employee* s immediate family. 

b. Sick leave allowed under provisions of the pre- 
ceding paragraph shall be cumulative up to a total of: 

30 days in the first five years of service; 

45 days, from the sixth through the tenth 
year of service; 

60 days after the tenth year of service. 

c. When absence by reason of sickness or injury is 
for a period of more than five days, the department head 
shall require said employee to file a certificate of 
disability, signed by a regularly licensed and practicing 
physician, before the employee shall be entitled to com- 
pensation as herein provided. 

d. In the event an employee who is eligible to re- 
ceive compensation under the provisions of this section 
has received financial payments from workmen's compensa- 
tion insurance for the same period of absence, the sum 
paid by the Town for said period of absence shall be the 
difference between the amount of the employee's regular 
compensation paid by the Town and the amount received by 
the employee from workmen's compensation insurance. 

e. In every instance due to absence in accordance 
with the provisions of this section, each employee shall 
file with the head of his department an Employee Certifi- 
cate of Payment, to be prescribed by the Town Accountant, 
before the employee shall be entitled to compensation as 
herein provided. Each department head shall keep a record 
of all sick leaves granted to each employee in his depart- 
ment on a standard form to be prescribed. 

f . Employees whose services are terminated shall not 

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be entitled to compensation in lieu of sick leave not 
taken. 

Section 13. Vacation Leave 

a. Every employee occupying a full-time position 
subject to the classification and compensation plans 
shall be granted two weeks' vacation with pay during each 
twelve-month period beginning April 1st and ending March 
31st, provided he has rendered 30 weeks' full-time ser- 
vice in that twelve-month period, with the exception of 
library professional positions. 

b. Every employee occupying a full-time position 
subject to the classification and pay plans, except 
professional positions in the Library, shall be granted 
one week's vacation with pay in addition to the allowance 
to which he is entitled under the preceding paragraph, 
after he has completed fifteen years of continuous full- 
time service. 

c. Every full-time professional employee in the 
Library occupying a position subject to the classifica- 
tion and pay plans shall be granted four weeks' vacation 
with pay during each twelve-month period as defined in 
paragraph a, including the thirty weeks' service require- 
ment . 

d. Employees who have been in continuous full-time 
service of the town less than thirty weeks as of April 1 
shall be entitled to a vacation with one day's regular 
pay for each full month so worked, not to exceed one 
week's pay. 

e. Persons employed on a part-time basis may be 
granted that proportion of the allowance provided in 
paragraph a which their part-time service bears to full- 
time service, with the exception of part-time employees 
under the jurisdiction of the School Committee. Such 
employees occupying positions appearing in the Annual 
Salary Schedule shall be granted those school vacations 
occurring in the course of the school year or such part 
thereof as determined by the School Committee. 

f . Department heads may grant vacation leave at 
such times during the calendar year as will best serve 
the public interest. Preference should be given employ- 
ees on the basis of years of employment by the Town. 

g. Vacations must be taken in the year in which 
they are due, and shall not accumulate from year to year; 
in unusual circumstances, exceptions may be granted by 

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the Personnel Board upon recommendations of department 
heads. 

h. Upon the death of an employee who is eligible for 
a vacation under these rules, payment shall be made to the 
estate of the deceased in an amount equal to the vacation 
allowance as earned in the vacation year prior to the 
employee's death but which had not been granted. In addi- 
tion, payment shall be made for that portion of the vaca- 
tion allowance earned in the vacation year during which 
the employee died up to the time of his separation from 
the payroll. 

i. Employees who are eligible for vacation under 
these rules and whose services are terminated by dismissal 
through no fault or delinquency of their own, or by re- 
tirement, or by entrance into the armed forces shall be 
paid an amount equal to the vacation allowance as earned, 
and not granted, in the vacation year prior to such dis- 
missal, retirement, or entrance into the armed forces. In 
addition, payment shall be made for that portion of the 
vacation allowance earned in the vacation year during 
which such dismissal, retirement, or entrance into the 
armed forces occurred up to the time of the employee's 
separation from the payroll. 

j . Absences on account of sickness in excess of 
that authorized under the rules therefor or for personal 
reasons not provided for under sick leave may, at the 
discretion of the department head, be charged to vacation 
leave. 

k. An employee shall be granted an additional day of 
vacation if while on vacation leave a designated holiday 
occurs which falls on, or is legally observed on, Monday, 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. 

Section 14. Jury Duty 

An employee called to jury duty shall receive from 
the Town an amount equal to the difference between his 
normal compensation and the amount (excluding any travel 
allowance) received from the court, upon presentation of 
certification of the amount paid by the court. 

Section 15. Military Leave 

Full-time employees of the Town who are called for 
training duty in the military forces of the Commonwealth 
or the United States shall be paid any difference in com- 
pensation between that drawn in a normal working period 
of two weeks in their regular town employment and the 

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total compensation (excluding travel allowance) of the 
military duty. Such payment by the Town shall be limited 
to a period not to exceed two weeks in any twelve-month 
period, and shall not include payment to members of the 
National Guard who may be mobilized during an emergency 
in the Commonwealth. Employees called for duty under the 
provisions of this section shall not be required to use 
their vacation allowance for such military activity, and 
shall receive any regular vacation to which they are en- 
titled. 

Section 16. Medical Examinations 

Every applicant for a full-time position or for a 
part-time position covering employment of over thirty 
days duration shall, if the position is included in the 
classification and compensation plans, be certified by a 
practicing physician designated by the Town, as to his 
or her physical fitness to perform the duties of the 
position for which the applicant seeks employment. 

The medical and physical examination required of 
candidates for positions in the Police and Fire Depart- 
ments shall be that prescribed by the Division of Civil 
Service of the Commonwealth. The certification required 
for candidates for positions other than those in the 
Police and Fire Departments shall be in such form as 
shall be determined by the Personnel Board. 

The cost of any physical examination required by this 
section shall be paid by the Town. 

Section 17. Department Budgets 

Each department head shall include in the annual bud- 
get a pay adjustment section to provide funds for antici- 
pated pay adjustments during the ensuing year, expendi- 
tures to be made therefrom only in accordance with the 
classification and compensation plans with the approval 
of the Personnel Board. No adjustment shall be effective 
or paid unless, or until, sufficient funds are available 
therefor. 

Section 18 . Personnel Board 

a. The classification and compensation plans shall 
be administered by a Personnel Board consisting of five 
members appointed by the Board of Selectmen, two to be 
appointed for three years, two for two years and one for 
one year, and thereafter each member to be appointed for 
a three-year term. No member of the Personnel Board to 
receive compensation or to be an employee of the Town, 

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vacancies to be appointed by the Selectmen. At all times 
one of the five members shall be one who has been selected 
from a list of not less than three suggested members sub- 
mitted by the full-time employees of the Town. 

Section 19. Duties of the Personnel Board 

a. The Board shall establish such policies, proce- 
dures and regulations as it deems necessary for the ad- 
ministration of the classification and compensation plans 
and may employ assistance and incur expenses as it deems 
necessary, subject to appropriation of funds therefor. 

b. The Board shall annually, in January, meet and 
organize by electing a chairman and a secretary. A major- 
ity of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the trans- 
action of business. The votes of a majority of all the 
members of the Board shall be necessary on any matter upon 
which it is authorized or required to pass. 

c. The Town Accountant shall maintain such records 
of all employees of the Town subject to the classification 
and pay plans as requested by the Board. These records 
shall be made available to the Board upon its request. 

d. The Board by its own authority may reclassify an 
existing position to a different class, and no position 
may be reclassified until the Personnel Board shall have 
determined that such reclassification is consistent with 
the provisions of the classification and compensation 
plans. Such reclassification of a position, however, 
shall be subject to the appropriation of the necessary 
funds to adjust the compensation of the incumbent employ- 
ee. 

e. The Board may tentatively add a new class to, or 
delete an existing class from, the classification plan or 
re-assign a class to a different compensation grade. 
Ratification of the Board 1 s action in adding or deleting 
a class or in re-assigning a class to compensation grade 
is necessary by formal action of the Town Meeting follow- 
ing submission of the annual report of the Board. 

f . The Personnel Board shall maintain written des- 
criptions of the classes in the classification plan. The 
description for any class of positions shall be construed 
solely as a means of identification and not as prescribing 
the precise duties or responsibilities of any position, or 
as modifying or in any way affecting the power of any ad- 
ministrative authority to appoint, to assign duties to, 

or to direct and control the work of any employee under 
the jurisdiction of such authority. 

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g. The Board shall, from time to time, review the 
salary and wage schedules and policies pertaining to the 
administration of the classification and pay plans. It 
shall keep informed as to pay rates and policies outside 
the service of the Town, and shall recommend to the Town 
Meeting any action which it deems desirable to maintain 
a fair and equitable pay level. 

h. Upon recommendation of a department head, sup- 
ported by evidence in writing of special reasons and ex- 
ceptional circumstances satisfactory to the Personnel 
Board, the Board may authorize an entrance rate higher 
than the minimum rate for a position, and such other vari- 
ance in the pay plan as it may deem necessary for the 
proper functioning of the services of the Town. No vari- 
ance shall become effective unless, or until, the neces- 
sary funds have been appropriated therefor. 

i. The Board shall make an annual report in writing 
to the Board of Selectmen on, or before, December 31st of 
each year. 

Section 20. Amendment of the Classification and Pay Plans 

a. The classification and pay plans may be amended 
in the same manner that other bylaws may be amended; pro- 
vided, however, that no amendment shall be made unless a 
request therefor, in writing and signed by the petitioner, 
or petitioners, is addressed to and submitted to the Per- 
sonnel Board, and a copy thereof filed with the Town 
Clerk. 

b. Upon receipt of such request, the Board shall 
hold a hearing thereon at which all persons interested 
shall be entitled to be present and be heard. Written 
notice of such hearing shall be given, not less than 
three days preceding the date thereof, to the petitioner, 
or petitioners, and to heads of departments and employees 
affected. 

c. The Board shall, after such hearing, submit a 
report with recommendations to the Annual or to a Special 
Town Meeting. 

d. The Board may of its own motion, after like no- 
tice to all persons interested and after a hearing, submit 
to the Town Meeting a proposal for amending the plans. 

Section 21 . Civil Service Laws 

Nothing in this bylaw shall be construed to conflict 
with Chapter 31 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth 

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of Massachusetts. 

Section 22. Repeal of Other Bylaws 

Any byl^w or regulation of the Town of Andover which 
may be in conflict with provisions of this bylaw is here- 
by repealed or rescinded. 



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Andover Town Infirmary 



This past year saw a change in the management of the 
Town Infirmary. On June 15th we lost the services of Mrs. 
Roland Weeks , the matron for many years . Mrs . Weeks 
handled many of the problems which constantly arose in her 
position with the greatest sympathy and understanding. 

The new matron, Mrs. Robert Fanning, R. N. assumed 
her duties the middle of June and continued until October 
1st when the Selectmen leased the property to her to run 
on a new basis. The town now assumes only the care of the 
building and major repairs while the personnel problems, 
feeding of patients and care of the inmates is handled by 
Mrs . Fanning . 

There are now twelve patients housed in the Infirmary 
which is the legal capacity of the building. Of this num- 
ber seven now come under the care of the Welfare Depart- 
ment for partial or complete financial assistance. 

During the holiday season, several choral groups 
appeared on the premises to entertain the patients. 

To improve the service, a new washing machine has 
been installed. In addition, several major repairs have 
been made to the roof and in the cellar. There are still 
several more which must be taken care of soon in order 
that the building continue to meet the standards required 
by the state inspectors. 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Sidney P. White, Chairman 
Stafford A. Lindsay , Sec* y. 
William V. Emmons 



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Fire Department 



I hereby submit a report of the activities of the 
Fire Department for the year ending December 31, 1957 • 

Service Record. A response was made to a total of 
98lj. calls for service of which 396 were for alarms of fire 
and 588 were for the use of the ambulance for emergency 
transportation and first aid or for transportation of med- 
ical patients to and from hospitals and rest homes on the 
request of a medical doctor and/or hospital authorities. 
There were three false alarms during the year, two of 
which were of a mischievous nature involving pre-teen 
agers and one by a person unknown. Aid to communities on 
alarm of fire were as follows -Lawrence 9* North Reading 6, 
Tewksbury Ij., North Andover 1 and Manchester 1. Andover 
received aid from out-of-town for alarms of fire as fol- 
lows -North Andover 2, Tewksbury 3 and Lawrence 2. We re- 
ceived ambulance aid from North Andover 3 times while we 
aided with our ambulance North Andover-once and Lawrence - 
four times. Non-resident patients were billed as follows 
for use of the ambulance, forty ( I4.O ) @ $10,00 and three 
(3) @ $25.00 for a total billing of $l|.75.00. Our struc- 
tual fires resulting in losses this year have mainly been 
the result of the careless disposal of smoking materials. 
Faulty electrical appliances seem to run a close second 
as & cause of local fires. The assessed valuation of the 
buildings where fire occured amounted to $172,125.00 and 
the approximate loss amounted to $1^.1,660.00, mostly cov- 
ered by insurance. 

Fire Prevention. The prevention of fire is an ever 
increasing activity of the Fire Department and all build- 
ings requiring a fire inspection by the State Department 
of Public Health such as infirmaries, nursing homes, rest 
homes, boarding homes, and homes for the aged were in- 
spected and reported on forms issued by said State Depart- 
ment. Local day-care centers for children were inspected 
for conditions likely to cause fire or become a menace in 
time of fire, then reported as requested by the local 
Board of Health, before they would issue a permit to con- 
duct such a business at this location. All public and 
most private school buildings were inspected and found 
reasonably safe from conditions likely to cause fire. In- 
dustrial and Mercantile establishments were inspected to 
a total of 176 times including some follow-up inspections 
to ascertain if suggestions and orders were complied with 
and to remedy any condition found neglected, Eighteen-l8 
newly constructed garages that became an appurtenance to 
a dwelling were inspected for compliance with regulations 



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of the state concerning fire resistive construction. Per- 
mits for the installation of oil burners and the storage 
of fuel oil in connection therewith, were issued and in- 
spected as follows: Power burners 233 and range burners 
39. Permits for the installation of Liquified Petroleum 
Gas systems and the storage of bottled gas in connection 
therewith were issued and inspected amounting to 35* 
Again, as last year, by request of the local Pastor, all 
buildings of the Roman Catholic Church in Andover were in- 
spected and recorded on forms supplied by the Archdiocese 
of Boston. One copy being retained by the Fire Department, 
one by the local Pastor and the third sent to the Arch- 
diocese. 

Manpower. Last year town meeting increased our Cen- 
tral station manpower with the result that we can now res- 
pond with a full Engine company to an alarm of fire with 
the exception of when the ambulance is out on a call thus 
reducing our complement by two firefighters. Again I must 
request more manpower for the Ballardvale station and 
trust that this town meeting allows at least three men so 
that we can have two men on duty at all times in this sta- 
tion for a ready response to any emergency endangering 
the life or property of citizens from fire or other cause. 

Appartus. Our present apparatus consists of a 1953- 
1000 Gallon Per Minute pumping engine, a 19lj.5-500 g. p # m. 
pumping engine at the Ballardvale station, a 1937-500 G. 
P. M. pumping engine, a 19I4.I-65 foot Aerial Ladder truck, 
a 1957- Jeep utility truck, a 1955-Chief ! s car and a 1950- 
Porest Fire Truck. Two rescue boats are housed, one in 
Ballardvale and one at the Central station. We also have 
a trailer containing fire alarm maintenance equipment. In 
a special article at this coming town meeting I have asked 
for a new 750-G. P. M. pumping engine to supplement the 
present 1937-500 G. P. M. pumping engine but not to re- 
place it as I feel it can be held in reserve for approx- 
imately five years but the factor of dependability of the 
truck practically no longer exists. With the disbursal of 
our equipment in the future for better coverage westward 
the request for this new piece of equipment should re- 
ceive favorable action at town meeting. With a piece in 
reserve the Civil Defense Director could then recruit for 
training